To the Editor:
I would like to express my relief that no one was harmed as a result of the third turbine malfunction in Altona since 2009. Firefighters couldn’t access the fire to extinguish it and had to leave the scene while it was still in flames. Setbacks in that area are 1,200 feet from occupied residences. These turbines are 400-plus feet tall. Does anyone else find this troubling? What if it had been a dry summer day and it had fallen over? What damage could the flying parts of the turbine have caused to residents in that area? What negative impact have other residents in this area experienced as a result of these industrial turbines? Please take a moment to consider this important information when considering the placement of industrial wind projects. Residential areas should be safe enough for people to live there. That is the purpose of residential zoning and that should be carefully enforced. Your families’ safety could depend on it.