Public Safety Threats
THREAT TO NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY
Cape Wind would threaten the safety of millions of travelers crossing the Sound. The 130 turbines would jeopardize navigational safety by creating obstructions that ferries, cargo ships, and pleasure craft would have to negotiate not only in clear weather, but in dense fog and highly variable weather conditions characteristic of the Sound.
THREAT TO AVIATION SAFETY
Cape Wind would pose a significant risk to the 400,000 flights and millions of passengers that traverse Nantucket Sound every year due to radar interference and its location in the center of three airports. The spinning turbine blades would also interfere with marine radar and impact search and rescue efforts.