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Name: Alex Mavradis
Company: Alex Mavradis Photography
Website: Alex Mavradis Photography
Comments: First hand observation of the Wind Turbine at Hull, Massachusetts

Arriving by shuttle to Hull from Boston was a peaceful experience, with a mild breeze, the sun rising in the early morning hours to Hull Harbor. We debarked onto the wharf and heard nothing from the wind turbine, that was creating electricity for many of the Hull residents and businesses.

The structure was not unsighly, as gas riggings were in the Harbor, the towering base of the wind turbine was microscopic,compared to a tanker transporting crude oil through our environmentally fragile harbor and surrounding islands. There was no smell of oil, the air arond us was crisp and clean, and it did not take up acres upon acres of real estate as do, huge electric generating power plants from the Quincy shores to Boston Harbor.

The pillar upon which the wind turbine and propellars stood, was clean and reflected the sun's early morning rays.

I stood beneath the wind turbine and listened to the tranquilizing whoosh, as the wind turned the propellars. No one had to speak loud to be heard, and no sea critter or bird was distrurbed by this monument to clean energy.

Later in the morning, several local children and their coaches prepared to play baseball on the field adjacent to the wind turbine. No polution hindered their game, and no one feared breathing in the nasty oxides produced by oil or natural gas fumes from our harbor.

Residents were stolling along the water's edge, many were fishing from the clean ocean water, as the tides were bringing in fish from the ocean.

As a photographer, I enjoy scenery, I am not politically involved in any environmental movement, but like any human being, I want our oceans and land and air to be free of pollutants that hinder our activities, no matter what we do for work or in our leisure time.

Alex Mavradis-Boston

Citizens for Alternative Renewable Energy

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