Mainers With A Ceiling Fan And A TV Running In Every Room, All Day, Every Day, Say They’re Bothered By 32 Decibels Of Wind Turbine Noise

Windmills in Maine. Maine news from The Rumford Meteor

After much analysis of new data on the sound generated by the Spruce Mountain Wind turbines, the final judgment may come down to one non-scientific observation. “’Loud’ isn’t a defined term,” said Todd Presson, chief operating officer for Patriot Renewables LLC, the company that built the turbines. “It may be some people are more sensitive. It’s all perception.” This past summer camp owners on Concord and Shagg ponds in Woodstock complained about noise from the 10 SMW towers about a mile away. SMW’s state permit calls for noise limits of 55 decibels during the day and 45 at night, at either the property boundary or 500 feet from a residence (or “receptor”). (read more at Bethel Citizen)