Duiven councillor receives death threats

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Nico Verlaan says he received death threats from people opposed to his plans to build windmills.

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22 September 2008

AMSTERDAM -- A city councillor for the town of Duiven in the east of the Netherlands says he and his family received death threats in recent months.

The Christian Democratic councillor, Nico Verlaan, says the threats are from people opposed to plans to build four 150-metre-high windmills in the town.

Many residents object to the effect they will have on the landscape, and also fear property prices will fall.

Nearly two-thirds of windmill projects in the Netherlands are never developed because of objections from local residents and politicians.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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