Skip to comments.Wind turbine destroyed by wind (40 mph)
Posted on 09/04/2013 5:45:09 AM PDT by markomalley
Two blades were ripped from the 18m high turbine in the Scottish Highlands and thrown up to 60 yards away after it was hit by 40mph gales. A third was left badly buckled.
The incident has led to calls for all wind turbines to be removed from school playgrounds in the Highlands as the councils safety trigger for turbines to be shut down currently stands at 80mph winds 6mph above hurricane force.
No one was hurt when the turbine at Dunhobby, on Scrabster Hill, near Thurso, in the Highlands was destroyed, but there are fears turbines in playgrounds could put children at risk.
"Surely now Highland Council will take notice and remove wind turbines from school playgrounds. This is not an anti-wind farm issue but a safety one, said Stuart Young, chairman of Caithness Wind Information Forum (CWIF).
He said turbines are currently in playgrounds at Castletown, Bower and Crossroads, where children are only metres away and called for the council to take action after the incident on Friday evening.
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They were talking about putting these in Lake Ontario. Wonder what a water spout would do to one of these things. We have several here every year.
Too funny. You can’t make this stuff up.
Not to mention the fact that it costs 2 to 3 times as much to erect and maintain them offshore.
Why are there no pictures of the aftermath of the failure?
We have ship go through there. Fracking would open up a while new world for NYS...but Cuomo is stuck on stupid.
Silly rabbit ... TRIX are for kids ...
Imagine one hit by a Sharknado.
Life can be frustrating these days, but then the schmucks who make it so frustrating provide some much needed laughs.
I’m waiting for the global warming nuts to get trapped in icebergs. I would like to drive by in my suv, and chuckle at their frozen expressions.
Yeah you can tell that oil and gas extraction is on the upswing here in Michigan because the democrats are desperately introducing regulatory anti fracking legislation pretty much every day. (about 7 last week)
Thanks for my morning laugh. It took two tries but I finally made it all the way through that movie.
Where,oh where, is “The 80’s, a Look Back” when I need it? It was a 1979 satirical look at the decade ahead, and it included a story (a la Three Mile Island) about a runaway wind turbine that destroyed a town.
Green Energy, it’s for doing it to The Children.
My buddy turned down an offer on his property in the Southern tier after being frightened to death by these jerks. He's kicking himself in the pants now.
OMG!! ..Liberals want to kill all the little children.
This makes perfect sense, as it is being pushed by leftist environmentalists. Indeed, Solar panels are destroyed by the sun: my landscape lighting don’t last more than one season, as the sun’s UV does them in.
Calling on Arnold to do what he does best...
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