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Virginia residents say vibrations from construction of offshore wind project causing cracks in walls

This construction, the residents say, is going on day and night. Other residents are concerned about visual impacts of the 900-foot towers.

Published: April 1, 2024 1:53pm

Updated: April 2, 2024 4:59pm

Residents living near in an upcoming, major offshore wind project say the developer’s activities are creating a lot of noise, and they weren’t told to expect it.

WTKR reported Sunday that the residents in a Virginia Beach neighborhood met with Dominion Energy about the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, and the meeting didn’t ease their concerns.

John Knight, a resident of the neighborhood, told WTKR that the developer never warned that his “house is going to be shaking for almost a year.” Had he known, he said he would have opposed the project.

This construction, the residents say, is going on day and night, with some of the vibrations from the development being so loud, it’s causing cracks in their walls.

Other residents are also concerned about the visual impacts of 900-foot towers that will be erected off the coast of Virginia Beach.

A spokesperson for Dominion told WTKR it’s monitoring the noise levels and working to address them.

The Heartland Institute, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and the National Legal and Policy Center, are asking for a preliminary injunction to stop the construction of the 2.6-gigawatt project, arguing it will cause significant harm to the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

The company denies it is adversely affecting marine animals.

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