“I would like to ask one question of the WHO: Under what circumstances would the WHO condone torture?”
On July 21, 2016, Emyr Griffiths from Wales wrote to the members of the panel developing the WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region:
Dear Mrs Héroux,
My name is Emyr Griffiths, and I live in Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK. I and my wife live off-grid in very rural hilly terrain. Please accept this email plus attachments as my submission to the WHO review of the environmental noise pollution guidelines for Europe.
Wind farms that we know that can be heard:
|Wind farm Name||No. of turbines||Owner||Height||Gen Capacity||Year|
|Ffynnon Oer||16||RWE-npower||92 m||2 MW||2006|
|Alltwalis||10||Statkraft||110.5 m||2.3 MW||2009|
|Mynydd y Betws||15||ECO2||90 m||2.3 MW||2013|
|Salem Turbine||1||Carmarthenshire Energy||74 m||500 kW||2016|
If you happen to be sensitive to infrasound and low frequency noise, through no fault of your own, there is no escaping the torture from infrasound emissions from industrial wind turbines.
My wife has been plagued by unexplained infrasound since 2006 – after Ffynnon Oer wind farm was commissioned. Our observations and research over this time have convinced us that the unexplained infrasound noise pollution is most probably emitted by surrounding wind farms as far as 40 km (25 miles) away from our home.