The Oregon Office of Environmental Public Health will reportedly hold three “listening sessions” to learn about health concerns purportedly related to wind farms. One session will be on November 3, 2010, and two will be on November 4. The agency will also conduct a Health Impact Assessment on the “siting” of wind farms in Oregon.
The agency says it is working with a broad range of stakeholders to (i) identify and document the major health concerns related to wind energy facilities, (ii) use the best available science to evaluate potential health risks, (iii) work with partners and decisions-makers to ensure health is considered during the siting process, and (iv) provide community members with timely and useful information and opportunities to be involved. See Oregon Office of Environmental Public Health Press Release, October 22, 2010.