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Mapping Fairhaven Noise Complaints

e vers mapped turbine complaintsNoise complaints about the wind turbines in Fairhaven continue to come in. Turbine locations are indicated with yellow pins. This map indicates the ones received a year ago. Additional complaints have been lodged at locations outside the range of this map.

The new middle school, built since the turbines began operation, is the large rectangular structure in the lower left corner of the image. This is one of eight schools around the commonwealth located in close proximity to a turbine.


According to environmental psychologist Arline Bronzaft, noise has been shown to affect children’s learning. She believes that enough is known about the impacts airplane and road traffic noise have on children to conclude that wind turbine noise will have similar effects.

Turbines in this and other communities can be found in a new interactive GIS map developed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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