Thamesville family suing wind farm operator
$1.5M suit claims Kent Breeze Wind Farm negatively impacting their health
By Daily News Staff
Posted 3 hours ago
A Thamesville family has launched a $1.5 million lawsuit against the operator of a wind farm near their home for the negative health impacts they have experienced.
The Michaud family is claiming that living near Suncor’s Kent Breeze Wind Farm, west of Thamesville, began to affect their health almost immediately after it started operating, according a Canada News Wire Group release Wednesday.
The health effects family members said they have felt include vertigo, nausea and sleep disruption that have resulted in emergency hospital visits and being prescribed medication.
The Kent Breeze Wind Farm was the subject of an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing last spring, which included testimony by two dozen experts.
Eric Gillespie, legal counsel for the Michaud family, said, in a written release: “The government and Suncor’s own experts said these kinds of effects would likely occur. They still went ahead.”
He added, “the claim is based on what appears to be obvious negligence.”