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January 7, 2013

Turbine project moving ahead

Salem to do final noise tests; officials committed to Winter Island location

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Barz-Snell said he is certain the study will show just the opposite — that the turbine will not produce significant noise and poses no health threat.

Although these acoustic tests have dragged on for more than a year, City Planner Lynn Duncan said the city wouldn’t be doing them if it were not committed to a wind turbine on Winter Island, a project that officials say will generate annual revenues of $200,000 to $700,000.

“We’re committed to getting the information we need to make an informed decision and to provide the citizens with that information, as well,” Duncan said.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

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