New Sustainability Standard: Wind Industry Illegally Dumping Thousands of Turbine Blades

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As hundreds of thousands of toxic wind turbine blades head for landfills near you, thousands more are being dumped illegally.

Across the USA, wind power outfits are being repeatedly busted for dumping their blades and simply cutting and running.

Last August, we reported on one blade ‘recycling’ company busted for illegally storing hundreds of wind turbine blades at three sites in Iowa. Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc was busted for piling up over 1,300 blades at three makeshift dumps – despite claiming it would ‘recycle’ them.

In Oregon, one so-called wind turbine blade ‘recycler’ was whacked with a $57,282 fine for dumping hundreds of dilapidated blades right next to a natural spring and wetland. It made the bogus claim that the 2,741 cubic yard cocktail of fibreglass and toxic plastics amounted to “clean fill”.

The same model has been employed by wind power outfits in New York State, and, as detailed…

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