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Letter: No need to study wind power safety

SeaWest Windpower wind turbine generators are seen near

SeaWest Windpower wind turbine generators are seen near Tracy, Calif. Credit: AP, 2001

The letter expressing concerns about wind power safety is apparently from someone who hasn't traveled too far in recent times ["Too many unknowns about offshore wind," Sept. 30].

Wind power is being used efficiently, effectively and safely along the coast of Nova Scotia, in Europe and throughout the rest of the world.

In Hempstead, at the entrance to the Loop Parkway in Lido Beach, we have one turbine that produces energy for the town.

New gas plants would potentially derive their supply from hydrofracking -- a process fraught with dangers -- which has been banned by some nations.

Wind energy is the way to go. Windmills have been tested and used for decades. There is no need to reinvent the wheel for Long Island, as the letter suggested, with unnecessary and expensive studies.

Gabriele K. Libbey, Harbor Isle

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