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Wind turbines towering above the cape cod community of Falmouth Massachusetts were intended to produce green energy and savings.
But think created interest and division in the community and may now be removed at a high cost as neighbors complained of noise and illness making it -- the region and now.
Really Anderson and his wife Betsy lived just a quarter mile from one of the turbine -- they say the impact on their health is devastating.
Headaches dizziness sleep deprivation.
Any time the blade is in a downward motion.
It gets off of tremendous.
Force and energy have -- that as the polls now.
The first turbine went up to 2010 and by the time both were in place on the industrial side of the town's water treatment facility.
The price was ten million dollars.
Town officials say taking them down will cost an estimated five to fifteen million.
In addition to the lost energy savings but that is just found this local officials have decided to move toward doing.
The selectmen unanimously.
Voted to remove them we think it's the right thing to do absolutely.
No matter -- -- to -- town meeting vote in April and could ultimately end up on the ballot in May where voters decide whether or not to raise taxes to cover removal costs.
In the meantime the turbines are being run and curtailment.
Only operating during the day as the selectmen respond to the concerns of neighbors which means they're operating at a loss.
It's been a bitter three year battle in the seaside town where officials -- the project was thoroughly vetted researched and put to a public vote multiple times.
I think that if we end up taking these turbines down it will be a -- It it will be an embarrassment for the town of settlement.
And -- leaders say the state bears some monetary responsibility for the situation because -- -- was granted renewable energy credits and received advice.
They certainly have been involved and have a tremendous stake in this process.
But for the work of that -- clean energy center and continuing to press -- to take advantage of -- when resource.
Provided the technical assistance.
-- to conduct of -- feasibility studies.
If voters vote to remove the turbines it would be a first anyone other municipalities may watch closely.
No in the nation have turbines -- commercial -- been removed so quickly after installation do noise and health concerns.
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