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Vt. man sues wind project developer over noise

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A man whose home is within view of a 16-turbine industrial wind project in Sheffield, Vt., is suing the project developer, saying the noise is causing him stress and interfering with the enjoyment of his property.

Paul Brouha of Sutton sued First Wind in state Superior Court in Caledonia County. He said he's complained about noise from the turbines since they started operating in October 2011. The company maintains the noise levels are in compliance with limits set by the Public Service Board.

The Burlington Free Press reports Brouha said he had his own independent sound monitoring done that will show the project is in violation of the 30-decibel noise limits from inside his house.

First Wind spokesman John Lamontagne said the project has cleared sound and environmental tests.

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