Courtesy of the Times Newspaper
This is a disgusting dereliction of duty by Scottish Power and the Scottish Government. Private water supplies near to Whitelees Wind Farm were found to be contaminated during tests in compliance of post wind farm development but Scottish Power failed to inform the local council or the local residents who relied on these private water supplies. Scottish Renewables tried to pass the responsibilities on to the private users and Scottish Government take the view that the developers should really have made the information available. What a limp wristed reaction. Lack of transparency could well have resulted in fatalities but luckily(?) only resulted in sickness and diarohea. This of course is the SNP flagship project. Many expert witnesses have questioned the impact on groundwater of these massive developments and we are aware that at the Braes of Doune wind farm, monitoring of run off from the works was done upstream of where the waste water entered the river system. Of course everything was perfect?? Information of that nature has a negative impact on trust that other consultants will be any more honest. In this case it would seem that the groundwater tests were done properly but what everyone would like to know, who hid the results? Consultants regularly tell us that they are professional but they failed in their duty of care. Scottish Power obviously preferred the secret kept. It just proves what we always say. He who pays the piper calls the tune. Whether the wind farm construction caused the problem or not may be open for discussion but had Scottish Power informed the Council proper testing and prevention could have and would have been actioned. Scottish Renewables, Scottish Power and the Scottish Government, who approved this wind farm, come out of this as contaminated as the water supplies! E-coli et al.