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A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t just be hauled away. First, you need to saw through the lissome fiberglass using a diamond-encrusted industrial saw to create three pieces small enough to be strapped to a tractor-trailer.
Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills - Bloomberg
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Why are they burying them? Put a sign out front advertising them as "Tiny Homes" and charge $1200/mo rent on those bad bois.

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what wears out on these things?

deformation of the airfoil?
dulling of the blades from wind/dust/dirt?
cracks/structural integrity?

I would think there is something they could do to refurbish them to usable condition.

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I've always had this thought: MAKE 'EM F*CKING SMALLER! WHY SO BIG??

@tout_court “Wind turbine blades at the end of their operational life are landfill-safe, unlike the waste from some other energy sources, and represent a small fraction of overall U.S. municipal solid waste,” and a study "estimates all blade waste through 2050 would equal roughly .015% of all the municipal solid waste going to landfills in 2015...".

CO2 however is part of the circle of life!

There's literally ZERO value associated with the 'fantasy' that is wind generation production!!
They are constructed out of fossil fuels. They have almost NO lifespan. They serve little-NO practical energy generation. It's a 97% FAIL rate. Pure sci-fiction HOKUM.

@tout_court I hope the boys discuss this, I just learned it takes 15 years of uninterrupted service to offset the carbon used in the windmill manufacturing. the kicker is that they only last 7 years average. they are trying to flood the ridges with the batkillers all around southern tricities WA.

@Hasheagle I wish more information would be researched and discussed about wind power on No Agenda. There seems to be this beautiful clean aura over all of it.

@tout_court yea like how there are natural gas turbines that operate when the wind isn't blowing to create wattage

@tout_court my bro-in-law lives in Casper and works with the turbines. They kill so many hawks and eagles he ks paid to drive around and count them

@harrisonn I haven't seen any turbine come up around me, so I am curious about what people are experiencing who live near them. I just see the big blades transport down the highways.

@tout_court I haven't seen them placed near homes out west. Usually he has to drive 1.5-2hrs to get to the turbines site. I know lots if birds die from them and that make lots of waste.

@tout_court You have to cut the turbine blades into 3 pieces to fit them on a truck?

They came off of a truck. How did they magically glue themselves together?

@tout_court Quelle honte !
Et après on vient te rabâcher que l’éolien c'est écolo...

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