July 18, 2024



Couple wins €100k for symptoms of wind turbine syndrome. But are they ‘worrying themselves sick’?


By Maeve Campbell

A couple living in France has been offered over €100,000 in compensation for having to live in the shadow of a wind farm for six years.

Christel and Luc Fockaert won their legal battle this week after claiming they suffered from symptoms of ‘wind turbine syndrome’, including headaches, depression, insomnia and dizziness, according to France 3.

The court ruling in Toulouse was one of the first of its kind and awarded the Belgian nationals €128,000 in damages for health problems they say were caused by the energy-producing turbines. The two wind farm companies ordered to pay up were Margnes Energie and Sasu Singladou Energie.

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