Enforce Radiation Devices Act for wind turbines: MP Larry Miller
Larry Miller challenges Health Canada to ensure the Radiation Emitting Devices Act is being followed by the wind energy industry
August 13, 2015, Owen Sound, ON –
Larry Miller, Conservative candidate and incumbent Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is taking Health Canada to task to ensure that the provisions of the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (REDA) is being adhered to by the wind energy industry.
The REDA states the following;
(1) Where a person who is the manufacturer or importer of a radiation emitting device becomes aware, after the device has left the person’s premises, of the fact that the device
(a) does not comply with the standards, if any, prescribed under paragraph 13(1)(b) and applicable thereto, or
(b) creates a risk to any person of genetic or personal injury, impairment of health or death from radiation by reason of the fact that it
(i) does not perform according to the performance characteristics claimed for it,
(ii) does not accomplish its claimed purpose, or
(iii) emits radiation that is not necessary in order for it to accomplish its claimed purpose,
the person shall forthwith notify the Minister.
“I would like to know how many REDA complaints turbine manufacturers have received from Canadians who feel they are being impacted by the wind energy industry and how many of these complaints have been reported to Health Canada. Canadians have a right to know this information and they have a right to know that wind turbine manufacturers have taken their complaints seriously,” said Miller.
Miller has forwarded a letter to Health Canada requesting that they proactively ensure that health complaints due to exposure to wind turbines sent to turbine manufacturers are being brought to the attention of the Minister of Health under the requirements of the REDA. He is very disappointed with the lack of due diligence on the part of Health Canada to make certain that turbine manufacturers are following the legislation and that they are doing the investigative work and reporting required under the legislation. It is very clear that it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to do so under the Act.
More information on the REDA can be found at the Justice Canada website below;