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Independent Expert Science Panel Releases Report on Potential Health Effects of Wind Turbines: Public Meetings and Comment Period

January 31, 2012

An independent panel of experts studying potential health impacts of wind turbines issued its report, Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of the Independent Expert Panel. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health convened the panel, which included physicians and scientists with broad expertise in areas including acoustical noise/infrasound, public health, sleep disturbance, mechanical engineering, epidemiology, and neuroscience.

Three public meetings on the report will be held in February as part of a 60-day comment period, open until Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m. You can submit comments electronically or mail them to:

MassDEP Wind Turbine Docket
One Winter Street, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02108

More information is available on the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection website.

—Julie Jones