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A major talking point of the latest special use application from Tradewind Energy for their Alta Farms II wind project in northwest DeWitt County has been wind turbines impacts on weather radar.

 

Monday on the WHOW Morning Show, Andrea Rhoades, who leads the group Residents Against Wind Farms in DeWitt County, says the expert Tradewind officials brought to last month's hearings did not ease the concerns of landowners, especially as it relates to the curtailment of the turbines during severe weather events. 

 

 

According to Rhoades, the development of projects like the Alta Farms II wind farm is cropping up in areas with residential development. She says that puts people in danger when a storm comes through like happened last year when a storm went through Macon County.

 

 

Opponents are still concerned with noise, flicker effect and decreased land values as a result of the project. We'll hear more from Rhoades in the week ahead on Regional Radio News. 

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