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Vermont Towns Ask for More Noise Tests on Wind Project

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Some towns near the Lowell Mountain wind project are asking for more testing to make sure that noise levels inside homes are not higher than allowed.

Tests done in December and January showed that the noise produced by the turbines was within levels allowed by state utility regulators.

The Caledonian-Record reports Jared Margolis, an attorney for Albany and Craftsbury, said in a letter to the Vermont Public Service Board that the towns are "extremely concerned" regarding violations of the noise limitations noted in Green Mountain Power's fall and winter compliance testing reports.

They showed two hours of violations with 10 to 14 of the 21 turbines operating.

The towns ask that the public service board take testimony from neighbors to understand how the noise is affecting them.

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