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Local environment

Wind turbines

The following pages comment on some facets of the possible installation of "farms" of industrial wind-powered turbines on the shores of Lake Ontario to produce "renewable source" energy.

Wind Turbines - Prince Edward County - 2002
Wind Turbines - Prince Edward County - September 2009
Wind Turbines - as above, PDF format
Health aspects of a potential wind farm
Long Term Health Effects of Noise Exposure
Community noise
Audible or not
Health, hazard, and quality of life - Dr. N. Pierpont
Various mentions of Effects of Noise Exposure
Various mentions of health risks
Some more press reports

Water quality

This project was developed by one of the Society's 2007 "summer students" and investigates matters concerning the historical and current state of the water quality in waters surrounding Prince Edward County and the Bay of Quinte within the broader context of the Great Lakes.

Water Quality
The issue and a brief history
The problem
Levels and dredging

Important note: Given the political sensitivity of aspects of these papers, these pages should be considered as purely research documents. If factual inaccuracies are found, please advise . Under no circumstances should views, opinions or conclusions be inferred to represent any engagement by this Society, its Members, Trustees or staff.



Revised: 31 March 2012