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Vt. Senate panel hears doctors debate wind power

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The debate over the health effects of wind power turbines has moved to a Vermont Senate panel, with two doctors saying they hear concerns from patients and a British acoustics specialist calling the concerns nonsense. Senator Claire Ayer, a Democrat and chairwoman of the Health and Welfare Committee, has no specific legislation in mind, but said her committee wanted a 101-level course in the debate over wind energy’s health effects. The committee also heard from Luann Therrien of Sheffield, who said that she and her family suffered, and that her husband left his job because of health problems including sleep loss and depression.

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