You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live



▲  7th Inning 1 outs

Letter: Need proof of ill effects before stopping turbine

It seems that a few residents are intent upon worrying the Scituate turbine to its death, if at all possible. (“Health board may put limit on wind turbine’s operation,’’ Oct. 21)

Given that there is no substantial documentation of ill health effects suffered as a result of modern turbine operation, I assume that before taking any serious action, the Board of Health will require documented medical statements from impartial and qualified medical professionals, including ear specialists, before accepting as valid the claims being made about the health effects of the wind turbine.

Continue reading below

Furthermore, if the town intends to begin acting on the (thus far undocumented to my knowledge) health impacts of changes made to the local environment, I assume it will authorize a study of the auditory (and other) effects that have been added to the Scituate environment by the restoration of the Greenbush line.

Idling diesels, as well as the sound of locomotives and rail noise — including vibration effects — are heard and felt certainly at least for one-half mile. I assume that many people, just as have I and my family, have worked to become accustomed to those sounds, eventually accepting them as other components of ambient noise.

Allan Greenberg


Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of