Coast Guard: Cape Wind Farm No Problem For Radar

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The Coast Guard commander responsible for Nantucket Sound says a wind farm proposed there presents no major problems for marine radar.

The Cape Cod Times reported that Coast Guard Capt. Raymond Perry on Friday called the wind project "doable."

Perry said he reached his conclusion after a $100,000, Coast Guard-commissioned study on the effects of the turbines on the radar.

His announcement comes as the U.S. Minerals Management Service, the lead agency on the review of the project, prepares to release its environmental report by month's end.

The plan by Cape Wind Associates would build 130 energy-producing wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.

Opponents have said the federal review is being rushed and the turbines would be dangerous to recreational boaters, fishermen and ferries.

This program aired on December 7, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.