Report health problems: Ben Lobb MP on wind turbine noise emissions

MP for Huron-Bruce Ben Lobb: I take these reports very seriously
MP for Huron-Bruce Ben Lobb: I take these reports very seriously

Ben Lobb, MP for Huron-Bruce

Source: The Connection, MP Lobb’s riding newsletter, No. 6

Some people in the riding of Huron-Bruce have reached out to me many times because of concerns about the operation of industrial wind projects in proximity to their homes.

These concerns are validated through peer reviewed research published internationally. As the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA) I take these reports very seriously.

According to David Michaud PhD, principal investigator for the Health Canada wind turbine noise and health study 2014, the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (REDA) has authority over wind turbine emissions in the form of electromagnetic waves or acoustical waves.

Upon investigation I believe the REDA has a system in place to make sure those with wind turbine health and noise complaints are heard at the federal level. The REDA, which is a federal law, states the following:

6. (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.

Each person who believes they are suffering as a result of a wind turbine project operating in their vicinity should contact the importer/proponent of the project and/or the manufacturer of the actual wind turbines in the project.

You can copy my office on your email messages in order to keep a record.

In addition you can view the REDA in its entirety at the Canadians For Radiation Emissions Enforcement website

CFREE.info

to find out more about the REDA law created to protect Canadians from electromagnetic waves or acoustical waves.

I am sure many have already sent letters to the Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, but the process outlined in the REDA may be more effective.

Many have already heard from various federal ministries that electricity generation is not a federal responsibility. However, the health and safety of Canadian citizens is the responsibility of the Government of Canada.

I hope you have a wonderful summer and please continue to share with me your ideas to help make Huron-Bruce the best it can be.

Comments

Jjoe
Reply

Posted on this website just in time for the federal election. Is it political?

NIABY
Reply

For years & years, “honourable” Conservative Members of Parliament have been turning away constituents who’ve been complaining about being harmed by industrial wind energy projects.

Now MP Ben Lobb informs Canadians there’s a federal law that applies perfectly!

What a racket.

Johana
Reply

IF Mr. Lobb were to really take this issue seriously, he WOULD ACT and his actions would speak much louder than his lip service to the responsibility of the Government of Canada to protect the health and safety of Canadian citizens.

Would the citizens of Huron – Bruce please confront Mr. Lobb at all candidates meetings, in letters to the editor of their local papers or any other chance they have to get him to put his actions where his mouth is.

We’ve had enough of mealy mouthed flights of fancy.

Sommer
Reply

I fully agree Johana!

Bruce Miller
Reply

Ontario Power Corp takes its advice from political bull crap and entirely misses the fact that Wind Turbine efficiency INCREASES as air temperature DECREASES. Yes! like in Northern Ontario where winter winds last 8 months of the year and reach lows of – 40 C or more, adding up to 30 % efficiency. Wind Turbines, ideal for distant hamlets, and posed on rocky outcrops not prime farmland, not the finest tourist areas, will provide transmission loss, transmission cost free, power directly to local grids. Transmission losses, transmission costs, are entirely eliminated for this electric boost and must also be entered into the calculus of making a Wind Turbine installation decision? Ontario Power Corp rather play politics, and places Turbines in “Photo Op” positions, destroying near north tourism areas, close to CN Tower, close to Darlington and other reactors, and on fertile farmlands near residential locations in Southern Ontario and within sight of reactors? I call anal engineering, and wish Wynne could see the damage this is doing to Wind Power potential here in Ontario . . .

Bruce Miller
Reply

Moreover:
Wind and refrigerant for Northern Wind
a 125-kilowatt prototype vessel that uses its novel floating wind turbine design paired with liquid-air energy storage to create a steady source of electricity.
UncleB • a minute ago
Are there not refrigerant gases that can be custom designed to accommodate/ameliorate this fantastic idea? For a fact, in northern Canada where day/night temperature differentials can actually boost this effect this could replace even Hydro generation?
http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/environment/wind-turbines-power-liquid-air-energy-storage

Richard Mann
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Please ask David Michaud to release the Health Canada data, both the measurements and the survey/health data.

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