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Wind turbines condemned as ‘metal monsters’

Speakers at the Windwatch conference, film maker Nigel Spence, Peter Sweetman, Owen McMullan and Gemma and Sean McGlinchey.

OVER 300 people gathered in Omagh on Saturday to seek an immediate freeze on applications for new windfarm projects.

Campaign group West Tyrone Against Wind Turbines called for a moratorium on all wind turbines during a ‘Windwatch’ conference in Killyclogher. The organisation believes that all wind applications should be halted until full and rigorous studies into the affects of turbines on human health are carried out.

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Among speakers at the conference was environmental film maker Nigel Spence who has just completed a documentary on wind farms and the wind industry.

In his film ‘Fair Wind or Foul’, Mr Spence explores the damage caused to the environment, to humans and to wildlife by the rapidly growing wind business. He also attempts to dispel some of the myths that have grown up around windfarms as a healthy source of green energy.

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