Scituate Turbine Latest Noise Culprit
“Scituate residents say wind turbine is too loud,” according to WHDH 7 Boston reporter Adam Harding (9/26/12). He interviewed Linda Alvarez and her husband, Alex, who did not plan on the noisy new neighbor that arrived in March 2012.
“We never anticipated it making so much noise,” said Linda Alvarez, Scituate resident. “I hear the sound of a turbine, more like a jet engine going overhead.”
“You can still hear the noise inside your home with the windows closed,” Linda Alvarez said….
“It’s not just sound, it’s also this flickering when the sun is low, it’s like a strobe in people’s living rooms,” said Alex Alvarez, a Scituate resident.
Harding also interviewed selectman Rick Murray, who lives in the same neighborhood. He “doesn’t share the same concerns,” but maybe that’s because he says “It’s saving the town a lot of money.”
The Scituate board of health is hearing from the Alvarezes and other turbine neighbors similarly affected by noise. Town Correspondent Jessica Bartlett reported “Scituate residents address wind turbine concerns with Board of Health” (9/25/12).
David Dardi brought a petition signed by 20 residents along with a presentation.
“I was very happy about how my presentation was received,” Dardi said following the meeting. “[The board was] very excited listening, they didn’t act bored, they asked questions and there were a number of people who supported what I said. I have 25 different houses, 360 degrees around the turbine, with problems with noise, shadow flicker. They were all there.”