LUCKNOW Instead of a farmer complaining about wind turbines, wind turbine construction workers are complaining about a farmer.
George Alton, a cash crop and beef farmer in the Lucknow area, was spreading manure on his farm when the workers complained of the smell.
Alton told Farmers Forum that he received a letter from K2 Wind projects lawyers telling him that he would be sued if he didnt stop creating any more “issues.” Alton said the lawyers letter says that the manure was a health hazard for the workers.
“Nobody has any idea what were putting up with,” Alton said, adding that there have been numerous run-ins with the K2 project workers.
A project spokesman said the manure became an issue when it was spread along a municipal road allowance where its employees are allowed to work. The project will see 140 wind turbines built at Lucknow, an hour northwest of Listowel. Construction on the turbines began in July and the project should be operational by mid-2015.
Alton asked K2 Wind to clarify its position on aerial spraying, Blackburn Media reported. A company spokesman said that they would stop the turbine propellers within 500 feet of land to spray if the company was given 24 hours notice.