The Strategic Health Impact Assessment on Wind Energy Development in Oregon (pdf) describes the available scientific evidence and provides health-based recommendations in five key areas that could be affected by a wind energy development: noise, visual impacts, air pollution, economic effects and community conflict.
This report includes changes made in response to public comments received between Jan. 3, 2012, and March 20, 2012, on a draft version of the Wind Energy HIA report (pdf). During the three-month comment period, OPHD received more than 1,000 pages of written comments and material.
The Wind Energy Health Impact Assessment, or HIA, is a tool to help government agencies, elected officials, community members and other stakeholders understand and respond to health-related questions about (future) wind energy developments in Oregon.
The goal is for the decision-makers and stakeholders to use the report to integrate health consideration alongside the many other factors that go into siting plans and decisions for wind energy facilities.
The staff of the Oregon Public Health Division's Health Impact Assessment Program would like to thank its many partners who contributed to the development and revision of the final Wind Energy HIA report.
Media should contact Oregon Public Health Communications Officer: Public Health Division Communications
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