(Link has been repaired.) More than 900 gigantic blades from just three wind farms to be buried in the Casper Regional Landfill. (I thought this was supposed to be ‘sustainable’ energy.)
To save space, each blade is cut into three separate parts before transporting them, then stacked on each other to be buried.
Casper Solid Waste Manager, Cynthia Langston, said that though the motor houses can be crushed, the blades are simply un-recyclable: They’re too strong.
“These blades are really big, and they take up a lot of airspace, and our unlined area is very, very large, and it’s going to last hundreds of years,” said Langston.
Look at how huge these monsters are! See photo: (Note: It takes many seconds for this article to load.)
Thanks to Bill Sellers for this link
Here’s another link with a different photo:
Thanks to Oz Steamer for this link
Here’s another link to the same article. Unfortunately, this link does not include a photo.
This article on Bloomberg says there are more than 1,000 blades being buried: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-31/turbines-in-landfill-trigger-debate-over-wind-s-dirty-downside