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Ministry of Environment Incident Reports on Noise Complaints - obtained through an FOI request

Ministry of Environment Incident Reports on Noise Complaints - obtained through an FOI request

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Ministry of Environment Incident Reports on Noise Complaints - obtained through an FOI request

A Snapshot of an Impacted Family in Ontario
December, 2008 - April 2009
Ministry of Environment Incident Reports on Noise Complaints - obtained through an FOI request

A Snapshot of an Impacted Family in Ontario
December, 2008 - April 2009

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 Ministry of Environment Incident Reports (IR
s)A Snapshot of an Impacted Family in OntarioDecember, 2008
Families reporting harm have been told different things.They may be told they are the only ones complaining about the negative effects occurringsince wind turbines started turning.Or that they are imaging the sleep disturbance, headaches, nausea, vertigo, loss of quality of life and so on.Or that their symptoms occur in the general population
so what’s the problem?
 
Or they are upset because they aren’t getting money.
 Or the MOE will investigate.Or that the wind turbines are running in
compliance and they just have to “get used to it”.
 The list goes on.
Examples of the complaints process:
The attached PDF has copies of MOE Incident Reports completed by a Ministry of Environment district office employee concerning one home.
(
The employees name and the company name have been removed. Copies have been verified 
.)
Incident Reports by a family
 This excerpt shows that 11 separate Incident Reports (IR) regarding one household werecreated by the Ontario Ministry of Environment employee. (Pages 1
 – 
11)
*(
 Each individual report is actually 4 pages in total but is too cumbersome to include all in this communication
)
Each report has a reference number, the date the report was created by the employee (March9, 2009) and the date it was closed (March 31, 2009).
 
 The next excerpt shows the date and time the complaint was actually reported to MOE(February 10, 2009).The family was told they were the only ones complaining about the turbines.
Issue number one: reporting timelines
MOE and family records document the complaints started December 2008 but the firstIncident Reports were not created until March 9, 2009.On March 9, 2009, 7 Incident Reports were created and all were closed on March 31, 2009.In every
case the Incident Reports were closed “with no further action”
 
 
 Issue number two: IRs are levelled off 
A copy/paste system was applied to the 11 complaints. There were some variations in thecomplaints
.(
See pages 12 & 13 and 14 & 15
.
 Due to size of the file, only 2 reports are attached as examples)
.
Issue
number three: out of compliance doesn’t matter
 Two families had noise assessments conducted showing wind turbines were out of compliance.
Family 1 - Noise Assessment:
Results from two separate noise reports on the same home show the turbines were out of compliance (December 2008 and January 2009. See pages 16 & 17 of the attachment)However, all files were closed noting no apparent contravention

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