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Casper Regional Landfill begins burying turbine blades
Wyoming News Now ^ | Sep 18, 2019 | Kody Allen

Posted on 09/28/2019 5:28:45 PM PDT by Openurmind

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) One wind farm in Glenrock and two from the Saratoga area have partnered with the Casper Regional Landfill to dispose of their old wind turbine blades.

More than 900 blades will be brought to the landfill beginning now until the end of next spring.

The Casper Solid Waste Manager, Cynthia Langston, said that though most turbine blades can be reused, there are some that are simply un-recyclable.

"Ninety percent of the turbines are completely reclaimed, recycled, and reused, but there is ten percent that is fiberglass, so those are coming to us from three different farms in the state."

Langston said that though the motor houses can be crushed, the blades are too strong.

(Excerpt) Read more at wyomingnewsnow.tv ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dump; ecodisaster; landfill; waste; wind
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Sustainable... right? Credit to Robert at Ice Age Now for this. More links here...

https://www.iceagenow.info/no-msm-on-this-wyoming-landfill-burying-used-windmill-blades/#more-29587

1 posted on 09/28/2019 5:28:45 PM PDT by Openurmind
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To: Openurmind

Ever try to destroy a fiber glass boat?

Sure, you can burn them but you end up with a big pile of glass fiber crap. I don’t think it ever goes away. Furthermore, the resins are nothing but petroleum products that burn with a big pall of black smoke.

Oh boy, they really saved the environment didn’t they?


2 posted on 09/28/2019 5:34:11 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (We are governed by the consent of the governed and we are fools for allowing it.)
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To: Openurmind

Wonder how many thousands of gallons of diesel fuel will be used by the disassembly crane, tractor trailer for transport, excavators, dump trucks, bulldozers, spreaders and other heavy equipment will be used to bury these blades?

I saw a photo the other day of a wind turbine blade being sprayed with deicing fluid from a helicopter.

Sustainable. Hah


3 posted on 09/28/2019 5:34:42 PM PDT by cyclotic (Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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To: Openurmind

The turbine blades need to be sawn into convenient lengths to shove up the backsides of the politicians who gave the sweetheart deals to make it all possible.


4 posted on 09/28/2019 5:36:04 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Openurmind

Turn them into wall sections.


5 posted on 09/28/2019 5:37:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Read Lynn Cheneys book. Casper is windy. Pdogs? I dunno.


6 posted on 09/28/2019 5:38:03 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Openurmind

Bury them in San Franfeces.


7 posted on 09/28/2019 5:38:44 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Openurmind

Not to mention the tens-of-millions of eagles, hawks, condors and innumerable varieties of other birds who got sliced and diced.


8 posted on 09/28/2019 5:39:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Sequoyah101

The real kicker is that they took more energy to produce than they generated during their “ useful “ lifespan.


9 posted on 09/28/2019 5:40:15 PM PDT by wjcsux (The hyperventilating of the left means we are winning! (Tagline courtesy of Laz.))
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To: Openurmind

I just got back from a trip to South Dakota and saw dozens of turbine blades being transported on semis (just one each, they’re so huge), and the semi requires an escort vehicle due to the long load.
Now that’s a lot of fossil fuel usage!


10 posted on 09/28/2019 5:42:54 PM PDT by GnuThere
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To: Openurmind

More than 900 blades will be brought to the landfill beginning now until the end of next spring.

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I wonder how many birds were killed by those rotating blades?


11 posted on 09/28/2019 5:54:21 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Secret Agent Man

LOL!!! Now that’s a great idea. I like the way you think. :)


12 posted on 09/28/2019 5:55:37 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: HighSierra5

Bury them in San Franfeces.

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Too funny!


13 posted on 09/28/2019 5:57:58 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Openurmind

I think wind energy can be “part” of a solution. When we were in Ireland we noticed large concentrations of turbines in sparsely populated areas. I researched it after we got home and found out that 23% of Ireland’s energy came from wind.


14 posted on 09/28/2019 5:58:00 PM PDT by LexRex in TN ("A republic, if you can keep it.......")
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To: Starboard

apparently INDESTRUCTIBLE

GO WALL


15 posted on 09/28/2019 5:58:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Openurmind

Get rid of all the bloody things...on a democrat’s lawn.


16 posted on 09/28/2019 5:58:26 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: cyclotic

“Wonder how many thousands of gallons of diesel fuel will be used by the disassembly crane, tractor trailer for transport, excavators, dump trucks, bulldozers, spreaders and other heavy equipment will be used to bury these blades?”

Absolutely, aside from the production print, no one ever realizes the huge carbon footprint of the support and disposal of these concepts.


17 posted on 09/28/2019 6:03:22 PM PDT by Openurmind
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To: Openurmind

I had to stop for a trainload of those blades coming from Vestas in Windsor CO a few days ago.


18 posted on 09/28/2019 6:09:07 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Yeah, well, y'know that's just like, uh... your opinion, man.)
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To: Sequoyah101

In fact a company that has a process to recycle wind turbine blades plans to make extra money by recycling fiberglass boats and other crap that’s made in much higher volumes and has been landfilled for years.


19 posted on 09/28/2019 6:13:15 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: SpaceBar

Now, now, the humane thing to do is to give them a decent burial. In fact, the whole damn idea is deserving.


20 posted on 09/28/2019 6:15:24 PM PDT by FirstFlaBn
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