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Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 12:36 PM
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7. Uh ...
It should be obvious, but this is not about the wind turbines, is it?

We have many tall structures that are capable of withstanding both weight and stress, so we are looking at either poor engineering and or shoddy materials for the supports. I don't think it is rocket science to build a stable, strong support tower that would not be prone to failure in most circumstances and that would last for a pre-estimated amount of time and give signs, (with regular inspection) of needing replacement/repair.

I think it would be a bit hysterical, (but one gets used to mass hysteria based on minutia) to start looking askance at wind powered generators because of this.

Ah, where/who are the regulations/regulators/engineers that passed these towers in the first place? How many more are out there, ready to fail?

And ... has there been any investigation to possible tampering or foul play yet?
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  -More New York Wind Turbine Collapses: Debris Hurled 1/4 Mile, Fire Started in Woods. NNadir  Mar-11-10 11:37 AM   #0 
  - A wind turbine falls in the woods and it just costs a little money to fix and rebuild. A nuclear  w4rma   Mar-11-10 11:40 AM   #1 
  - One, several million dollars is not "a little money."  TheWraith   Mar-11-10 11:51 AM   #3 
  - Wrong  Merchant Marine   Mar-11-10 03:46 PM   #12 
  - That concrete and steel  bergie321   Mar-11-10 05:45 PM   #13 
     - Concrete will be made ina Chinese plant?  Statistical   Mar-11-10 05:47 PM   #14 
        - Cement is shipped unmixed, as a powder.  Merchant Marine   Mar-11-10 11:10 PM   #15 
           - Interesting.  Statistical   Mar-12-10 07:32 AM   #18 
              - Hasn't been done, though. And the 'free' traitors will fight it. (nt)  w4rma   Mar-12-10 09:28 PM   #20 
  - Thanks for making me laugh out loud!  Nihil   Mar-12-10 07:26 AM   #17 
     - If you think that then you should go visit Chernobyl. Especially inside the buildings.  w4rma   Mar-12-10 09:26 PM   #19 
  - I wonder if that turbine even generated enough power to cover  wtmusic   Mar-11-10 11:41 AM   #2 
  - I wonder where the turbine was made????  DainBramaged   Mar-11-10 12:08 PM   #4 
  - China? Most of the green "stimulus" went to manufacture stuff there. (nt)  w4rma   Mar-11-10 12:20 PM   #5 
     - Yep, 80% is a number I've seen.  joshcryer   Mar-11-10 02:34 PM   #9 
  - ZOMG. Did you FORGET to call environmentalists nasty names in your post??  kestrel91316   Mar-11-10 12:35 PM   #6 
  - Uh ...  Newest Reality   Mar-11-10 12:36 PM   #7 
  - Just goes to show  madokie   Mar-11-10 12:56 PM   #8 
  - Well it's a good thing it wasn't a nuke plant.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-10 02:41 PM   #10 
  - Why?  Statistical   Mar-11-10 02:47 PM   #11 
  - Boy, the radioactive fallout from that is going to last years.  tinrobot   Mar-11-10 11:24 PM   #16 
 

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