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Winter Island windmill is a BIG issue on Naugus Head

August 18, 2011


It will generate 1.5 megawatts, supply power for up to 400 homes, pay for itself in eight years (it lasts over 20 years), and save Salem almost $600,000 in electricity costs, plus it’s a symbol of a community looking forward… but Marblehead doesn’t like it at all. It will be too noisy, the Marbleheaders say.  They should have been there when the seaplanes landed ten times a day in the 60s. Do they remember the venting of the plant’s stacks and the black smoke billowing out and heading straight for their houses? How noisy can a wind turbine be?

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