The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 7, 2013

Turbines pretty quiet


POTOMAC — Editor:

There was a recent article about the wind towers. On a recent afternoon, my wife and I drove to the Collison area to see for ourselves what the fuss was about the noise. We drove to within 30 feet or less of a wind tower and rolled down the windows. No unusual noise and the rotors were moving quite swiftly.

I have serious doubts that one can detect enough noise 1,000 feet from a wind tower to cause any distress.

I hope the Vermilion County Board members will each make a visit to a wind tower to see for himself. The board member from Catlin surprises me. I thought that Republicans claimed to be job creators and he is going out of his way to be a job destroyer.

Kevin S. Jessup Sr.