The Big Cover Up: Wind Industry Burying Millions of Toxic Turbine Blades In Landfills

Mike Moore’s Planet of the Humans lifted the lid on the mountains of toxic filth generated by so-called ‘green’ energy, much to the horror of renewable energy rent seekers and climate cult zealots, alike.

Solar panels are a veritable toxic cocktail of gallium arsenide, tellurium, silver, crystalline silicon, lead, cadmium, and heavy earth material.

Then there’s the landfill legacy being created by wind turbine blades, with the First World cynically using the Third World as its dumping ground: ‘Green’ Energy’s Poisonous Legacy: Millions of Toxic Turbine Blades Destined for African Landfills

Thousands of 45-70m blades (weighing between 10 to 25 tonnes) are being ground up and mixed with concrete used in the bases of other turbines erected later or simply dumped in landfill. Which should worry locals who rely on nearby aquifers for their groundwater: the plastics in the blades are highly toxic, and contain Bisphenol A, which is so dangerous to health that the European Union and Canada have banned it.

Not for the first time, and not for the last time has an industry been caught out on counts of cynical hypocrisy. Across the globe, the wind industry has been berating us with its ‘clean’ and ‘green’ credentials for more than 20 years.

The American wind industry is literally attempting to bury its past; by the hundreds of thousands in landfills across the States, proving that wind power ain’t so clean or green, after all.

Not so green energy: Hundreds of non-recyclable fiberglass wind turbine blades are pictured piling up in landfill
Daily Mail
Keith Griffith
6 May 2020

Incredible photos have revealed the final resting place of massive wind turbine blades that cannot be recycled, and are instead heaped up in piles in landfills.

The Casper Regional Landfill in Wyoming is one of a few places in the nation to dispose of used wind turbine blades

The municipal landfill in Casper, Wyoming, is the repository of at least 870 discarded blades, and one of the few locations in the country that accepts the massive fiberglass objects.

Built to withstand hurricane winds, the turbine blades cannot easily be crushed or recycled. About 8,000 of the blades are decommissioned in the U.S. every year.

Once they reach the end of their useful life on electricity-generating wind turbines, the blades have to be hacked up with industrial saws into pieces small enough to fit on a flat-bed trailer and hauled to a landfill that accepts them.

The blades, some of which are as long as a football field, have to be hacked up to fit on trucks for transport to landfills

In addition to the landfill in Casper, landfills in Lake Mills, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota accept the discarded blades – but few other facilities have the kind of open space needed to bury the massive blades.

Pieces of wind turbine blades are buried in the Casper Regional Landfill in Casper, Wyoming. Around 8,000 wind turbine blades will need to be removed and disposed of every year in the United States alone

Once they are in the ground, the blades will remain there essentially forever – they do not degrade or break down over time.
Daily Mail

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  1. Reblogged this on Boudica BPI Weblog and commented:
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  4. prcgoard says:

    Have you put any of these very pertinent short-comings about wind and solar renewable electric power sources to federal and state MPs to stop them trying to ruin our power network?

  5. Container homes are built from worn shipping containers seems these blades could be turned into a lot of things. Cut them up and they could make small planters in a commercial development laid out next to each other in a huge spread. Retaining walls? Fencing? There must be thousands of uses. If there’s an alleged chemical toxin issue why would they be buried in a landfill? Round-Up is a toxin and sprayed all over the place. Toilet cleaner is toxic why is that even allowed to be thrown into our waste water? I would rather see some solid data on how much of these alleged toxins leach out of these blades before throwing the disposal issue at anyone. The primary problem with these systems is the quicksand these foundations of fake clean energy are built on that contains the base material of waste of energy as they are dependent on grid energy, the added binder of how they burn up energy, and the mix of claiming that 1 particle of carbon dioxide air gets stuck amongst 2499 other parts of other moving air to form a heat trapping blanket which defies gravity.

  6. We have put ourselves into a damn corner. In order to save the planet, we need to utterly destroy it. In order to live the fiction of clean air, we relocate the production of the toxic stuff to China where environmental rules are not heeded. In order to feel smug, we shred up forests and wildlife. In order to show off our green hypocrisy, we bury the waste of our wastefulness. Moore is right, RE is the wrong path. But humans need to live on and do so by impacting the environment as little as they can. Fossil fuels have gone a long way and can be very clean. With less destruction than those RE monsters require. A windmill for the backyard of every politician.

  7. Crispin bpm says:

    How ironic. In a million years from now, they won’t be digging up extinct fossil remains. They will be digging up broken wind turbine blades and scratching their heads thinking what the f#ck?

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