UNIFORs industrial wind turbine is making its neighbours sick.
The Town Council passed a motion asking Unifor to shut the turbine down. Jerry Diaz refused saying he did not believe his machine was causing the harm. Unifor members we need your help.
Click here to read the one year anniversary update regarding the ongoing fight between Port Elgin residents and the UNIFOR bullies.
Here are the Top Ten questions to ask of your directors on behalf of our sick residents:
1 - Why did Port Elgin’s Town Council oppose the building of the turbine?
2- Why did Port Elgin’s Town Council twice reject Unifor’s proposed terms for its promised Community Turbine Committee with members from Unifor, the Town and the neighbours?
3- What promise did then CAW president Ken Lewenza make to the Town’s Deputy Mayor and the President of the Port Elgin Residents’ Beacher’s Association regarding health impacts on neighbours?
4- Why did Port Elgin’s Town Council ask Unifor to shut the turbine down?
5- Why does Unifor shut the turbine down when the wind blows from the SE but not from the SW or NW?
6- Why does Unifor shut the turbine down at sunrise and sunset?
7- Did Unifor or its turbine manufacturer Enercon rely on scientific method based epidemiological medical health studies on the human health effects of its machine before commissioning it?
8- Was Unifor informed by its turbine supplier that it was being sued for making false claims that its turbines do not emit cyclical sound, a sound that Ontario penalizes due to its high annoyance qualities?
9- As part of its due diligence did Unifor research the public domain for documented evidence on health impacts of human exposure to low frequency noise and sleep disturbance?
10- Did it not seem like a red flag to Unifor directors that the turbine was allowed to be built with no safety setbacks from homes when other wind turbines in Ontario requiring a 550 m setback were resulting in harm to health?
The CAW and now Unifor have steadfastly refused to meet representatives of the affected neighbours instead saying we are a protest group and the policy is not to negotiate with protest groups.
Given this refusal to mediate the harm and given that neighbours are being forced from their homes selling at a loss, the adversely affected residents have no choice but to prepare to take Unifor to court.
Our issue is not with the Unifor employees or with members visiting our beautiful town but with the Unifor directors allowing this social injustice to continue.
Unifor neighbours are trapped in a vicious circle of harm without remedy at law and thus our appeal to Unifor members to simply do the right thing and stop the harm.