Oct 20, 2015
By Michael Kramer
Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives are demanding a safety audit – of all industrial wind turbines in the province – to examine sensors flying off some of the huge blades.
Tory environment critic Lisa Thompson says farmers in Bluewater near Sarnia – are being told to not harvest crops near the giant turbines – until they notify the wind farm owners – so the company can slow down the blades.
The Bluewater municipal council has asked its staff to investigate the reports.
Environment Minister Glen Murray insists that it would be premature to suggest there’s a problem.
He dismissed Thompson’s call for a safety audit of industrial wind turbines, but says he takes the reports of parts flying off very seriously – and his ministry will look into the complaints – to see exactly what is happening.
NextEra Energy Canada didn’t immediately respond to requests from Canadian Press – about the potential safety threat from parts coming off the giant wind turbines.