McPherson

Brian McPherson was a resident of Cape Cod who was distressed at how miserable the residents close to the Falmouth, MA wind turbines were, due to noise.  So he hired Robert Rand and Steven Ambrose to measure inside one of the problem homes to see if they could establish what the problem was.  They were perhaps more successful than they wanted to be.  In short as they watched the levels of infrasound from the turbines increase with the wind, they became ill themselves.  Perhaps even more powerfully, the levels at which they became ill corresponded nicely with the projections previously published by Alec Salt.

This study was too important for a short posting, so I created a 9-page pdf with details on the work of both Salt et al and Rand et al, along with charts and some amount of discussion.

Link to my critique of the McPherson Study.

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  1. Your comment
    Thank you for your assessment and particularly the readily accessible background links.

    Rand’s comment, “We never designed projects to produce “Widespread Complaints” at Stone & Webster, let alone “Vigorous Community Action”! , quoted by Jim Cummings in ATI Windfarm Noise 2011, speaks volumes about the discriminatory brutality against rural residents implicit in current government policy.
     

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