Scituate Will Not Investigate Wind Turbine Health Complaints

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SCITUATE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Scituate Board of Health voted this week not to investigate health concerns from residents living near a wind turbine.

The turbine started operating in March 2012 and has led to constant complaints from neighbors over its noise and flicker.

Neighbors also blame the turbine for causing sleep deprivation, mental health problems, and potential heart attacks from stress.

In a virtual meeting Monday evening, board of health Chairman Douglas Whyte proposed to place the nine years of complaints "on file." The motion passed in a voice vote.

Whyte noted in his motion that the turbine brings in profit for the town and would cost the taxpayers money if it was shut down.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports.

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