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Old Posted Mar 21, 2012, 7:00 PM
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New Rules for Wind Turbines in St. John's

St. John's is now accepting proposals for wind turbines. The city has created legislation governing the use of small scale turbines within city boundaries. This follows a proposal by Blue Buoy Foods on Kenmount Road which raised safety concerns involving fall zones. Councillor Sheilagh O'Leary says the regulations now say the turbines are not permitted in commercial zones, nor are they allowed in the watershed zone. O'Leary says the fall zone must be at least 1.5 times the height of the turbine, with council having the discretion to increase the fall zone to three times the height of the turbine if neighbouring an occupied lot.
This is interesting and belongs here and the Main thread so I'll post it in both (as it is general regulations but in response to a specific proposal)
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