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Windfarm blades may go to landfill.
Press and Journal (UK), by Kaye Nicolson and Alistair Whitfield

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Posted By:Earlgrey, 1/14/2014 8:54:03 AM

MORAY campaigners have hit out after it emerged that hundreds of wind turbine blades may have to be buried in the future. An official report has warned that rotor blades on the structures could be destined for landfill when they are decommissioned. Unlike other parts of wind turbines – such as the foundations, tower and generator – the blades are made of complex materials which cannot be recycled.

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Let´s see, kills birds, produces more expensive power, ends up in landfill, another progressive "success" story for sure.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/14/2014 9:10:26 AM     (No. 9691307)

Imagine a thousand years from now when someone excavates a dump site and discovers these blades…. what the theories will be for what they are and where they came from!

Giant helicopters? Sails for sailing vessels?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grampy, 1/14/2014 9:26:26 AM     (No. 9691332)

Amusingly ironic that such a "green" endeavor has components that can´t be recycled.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/14/2014 9:43:10 AM     (No. 9691357)

The lone green component of taxpayer subsidized windfarms is what lines the pockets of the leftists who are heavily invested in this fraud.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/14/2014 9:49:54 AM     (No. 9691361)

I can think of great art projects for those blades. Like when the Solyndra cylinders were turned into art. The cost of shipping the blades would be a major deterrent.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/14/2014 9:57:34 AM     (No. 9691375)

No, I have a much better idea.

Take each blade and allocate a drop zone...a large helicopter can easily lift them, carry them to a drop zone and drop them. The drop zone? Yes, the location of every one of the enviro-wacko´s starting with AlBore, all members of every enviro-wacko organization. The only problem is we may not have enough blades, so I suggest we cut them into peices to accomodate all deserving locations.

Dropped from sufficient height they will do their duty and smash the houses of these pathetic people.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 1/14/2014 10:02:15 AM     (No. 9691380)

Yeah, shipping would be costly. But the blaes could be used for local projects, such a structural members for public bulldings such as picnic shelters and bus/train stops. Or local businesses could use them for buildings. It´s crazy to just dump them. If you can´t recycle, then re-use.

Architecture prof Samuel Mockbee taght his students about using castoff materials such as tires, carpet scraps, and straw bales to create buildings.

http://samuelmockbee.net/projects/


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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/14/2014 10:22:37 AM     (No. 9691426)

I sure hope they scratch off the "Made in China" labels first.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/14/2014 10:33:06 AM     (No. 9691443)

They should drop them in the ocean and let them become artificial coral reefs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/14/2014 10:33:17 AM     (No. 9691444)

A terrible waste of resources from start to finish. About as bad as ethanol.

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MORAY campaigners have hit out after it emerged that hundreds of wind turbine blades may have to be buried in the future. An official report has warned that rotor blades on the structures could be destined for landfill when they are decommissioned. Unlike other parts of wind turbines – such as the foundations, tower and generator – the blades are made of complex materials which cannot be recycled.

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