How many times have you been told that renewable energy is GREEN? Really? Read our home page for a reality check…If this picture doesn’t shock you, especially when you read we will put 8,000/yr IN a landfill, then you are braindead….
- Indestructible wind turbine blades can’t easily be crushed, recycled or repurposed
- Instead they are hacked into pieces small enough for a flatbed and hauled to landfills
- The municipal landfill in Casper, Wyoming, is the final resting place of 870 blades
- Other landfills that accept the blades are in Lake Mills, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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 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…
- Once they are in the ground, the blades will remain there essentially forever – they do not degrade or break down over time….