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Sioux Falls Landfill Tightens Rules After Minnesota Dumps Dozens of Wind Turbine Blades
American Experiment. ^ | August 30, 2019 | Isaac Orr

Posted on 09/04/2019 7:45:17 PM PDT by george76

wind turbines only last for twenty years, and after that time the turbines must be torn down .. wind turbine blades cannot be recycled

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more than 100 wind turbine blades measuring 120 ft long have been dumped in a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, landfill, but there’s a problem: the massive blades are taking up too much room

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A wind farm near Albert Lea, Minn., brought dozens of their old turbine blades to the Sioux Falls dump this summer.

But City Hall says it won’t take anymore unless owners take more steps to make the massive fiberglass pieces less space consuming.

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This year, 101 turbine blades have been trucked to the city dump. But with each one spanning 120 feet long, that’s caused officials with the landfill and the Sioux Falls Public Works Department to study the long-term effect that type of refuse could have on the dump.

South Dakota is a long way to travel to dispose of wind turbine blades, which uses a lot of diesel fuel, and South Dakota officials aren’t sure why the blades are .

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The fact that it is too expensive to dispose of wind turbine blades in a landfill should be front page news, because we’re going to have thousands of blades to get rid of in the near future. In fact, the Energy Information Administration shows Minnesota has some of the oldest wind turbines in the country, meaning this problem will present itself sooner than later.

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Argus Leader: Sioux Falls Landfill Tightens Rules After Minnesota Dumps Dozens of Wind Turbine Blades ( Full title).

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: agw; blades; climate; climatechange; energy; environment; envirowhackos; globalwarming; green; landfill; minnesota; oops; recycling; renewables; siouxfalls; solar; solarpanels; southdakota; wind; windmills; windpower; windturbine; windturbineblades; windturbines
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1 posted on 09/04/2019 7:45:17 PM PDT by george76
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Ah yes, we are saving the planet, but not in my backyard. Fools on parade....


2 posted on 09/04/2019 7:49:03 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: george76

So, Sioux them.


3 posted on 09/04/2019 7:49:43 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: george76

It’s “sustainable energy” nothing else matters.


4 posted on 09/04/2019 7:49:46 PM PDT by lewislynn (STOP SUPPORTING CHINA! DO IT NOW!)
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To: george76

120ft turbine describing a diameter of (very roughly) 240 feet. That’s YUGE!

Wonder if they’ll ever attach James Bond to one of those things? :-/


5 posted on 09/04/2019 7:50:25 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: george76

More green stupidity


6 posted on 09/04/2019 7:50:35 PM PDT by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....ew)
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To: george76
could they be used for seawall or embankment reinforcements?
7 posted on 09/04/2019 7:51:54 PM PDT by Chode (Send bachelors, and come heavily armed!)
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Why can’t they be recycled?


8 posted on 09/04/2019 7:53:07 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: george76

Takes a mighty big man to shave with a 120 foot long blade.


9 posted on 09/04/2019 7:54:26 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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could they be used for seawall or embankment reinforcements?

ironically, 120' is the ideal height for the wall.


10 posted on 09/04/2019 7:56:26 PM PDT by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: george76
I was attempting to explain to a person today the concept of thermodynamics. Had to explain that the energy density of wind and solar cannot sustain a modern society and that taking fossil fuels and using them to charge batteries is worse than just using fossil fuels to power your car.
11 posted on 09/04/2019 7:56:40 PM PDT by LukeL
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Why can’t they be recycled?


FR Guess:
It’s cheaper and safer to put up new ones rather than risk failure of one at the end of its life


12 posted on 09/04/2019 7:56:44 PM PDT by IncPen ("Inside of every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out" ~ David Horowitz)
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To: george76

Let’s use them for propellers on our Evinrudes!


13 posted on 09/04/2019 7:57:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Big John.


14 posted on 09/04/2019 7:57:23 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: Rumplemeyer

Send them to Fargo. They got wood chippers there.


15 posted on 09/04/2019 7:57:44 PM PDT by Do_Tar (Do I really need a /joke?)
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To: george76

Helicopters!

Helicopters that could lift California!


16 posted on 09/04/2019 7:58:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: LukeL

The laws of physics and economics are demanding and unforgiving, and trend toward self-enforcement, the folly of men notwithstanding.


17 posted on 09/04/2019 7:59:13 PM PDT by IncPen ("Inside of every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out" ~ David Horowitz)
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To: 867V309

works for me!


18 posted on 09/04/2019 7:59:19 PM PDT by Chode (Send bachelors, and come heavily armed!)
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To: Deaf Smith

Let’s see The Dollar Shave Club deliver these!


19 posted on 09/04/2019 8:00:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Wind turbine blades have to be replaced every 1,000 eagle kills.

It’s the law.


20 posted on 09/04/2019 8:01:48 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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