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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 11:57 PM
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Latest Wind Turbine Blade Throw: Cape Cod Wind Turbine Blows Apart In Yesterday's Storm.
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Edited on Mon Mar-15-10 12:01 AM by NNadir
And a nasty storm it was.

We had a lot of damage around here in New Jersey.

It seems like every day there's another incident of flying metal associated with the weak wind industry:

MARSTONS MILLS - Around 12 p.m. Sunday, two blades of a wind turbine were reportedly blown off during the strong noreaster ravaging Cape Cod.

According to spectators near the scene, two blades atop the approximately 60 foot wind turbine blew off around noon. There were no reported injuries.

A section of the blades could be seen on the ground approximately 100 feet from the wind turbine.

The wind turbine is located near 3800 Falmouth Road in Marstons Mills, a village in Barnstable, Massachusetts. /

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  -Latest Wind Turbine Blade Throw: Cape Cod Wind Turbine Blows Apart In Yesterday's Storm. NNadir  Mar-14-10 11:57 PM   #0 
  - You call THAT a Turbine? Looks like an antique. I'll show you a Wind Turbine. Not even a big one.  NYC_SKP   Mar-15-10 12:13 AM   #1 
  - I wouldn't want to be nearby when that SOB blows apart. Vestas has very poor reliability.  NNadir   Mar-15-10 12:17 AM   #2 
     - On the plus side, if a Vestas blade hits you...  NYC_SKP   Mar-15-10 12:35 AM   #4 
        - I hear you. Vestas has experienced a few employee deaths, although I believe they were  NNadir   Mar-15-10 12:40 AM   #5 
  - This reflects very pooly on the ability of the nuclear industry to operate safely  kristopher   Mar-15-10 12:34 AM   #3 
  - Um, kiddie, this has NOTHING to do with the nuclear industry. It has to do with a little piddling  NNadir   Mar-15-10 12:45 AM   #6 
  - People are people are people.  kristopher   Mar-15-10 12:48 AM   #7 
  - People are people? Why is it then that some people here are obsessed  NNadir   Mar-15-10 01:08 AM   #9 
     - Nuclear power is a product of a complex system designed and operated by humans  kristopher   Mar-15-10 01:26 AM   #10 
     - Nuclear power can "fail" without it being a catastrophe.  Statistical   Mar-15-10 08:18 AM   #15 
        - That is a straw man fallacy. Here is the logic on including Chernobyl in the discussion.  kristopher   Mar-15-10 10:53 AM   #18 
        - Looking forward to your reply to post 18...  kristopher   Mar-15-10 12:07 PM   #22 
     - "Why is it then that some people here are obsessed with one energy accident and not another?"  Berry Cool   Mar-15-10 09:44 AM   #17 
  - that's the favorite circular argument against alternative energy: it's not producing much now, so  yurbud   Mar-15-10 01:36 AM   #11 
     - Except when it throws a blade (or wind doesn't blow, or blows to hard) the slack is picked up....  Statistical   Mar-15-10 08:29 AM   #16 
        - better to use those fossil fuels to only take up the slack than all the time  yurbud   Mar-15-10 01:57 PM   #23 
        - I agree.  Statistical   Mar-15-10 02:24 PM   #25 
           - what do you mean by ''higher capacity"? Is that the amount of time they're online?  yurbud   Mar-15-10 02:48 PM   #26 
              - Basically.  Statistical   Mar-15-10 02:57 PM   #27 
                 - I see you exclude time to completion, number of failed projects and cost  kristopher   Mar-15-10 05:16 PM   #28 
        - I do like your half-life argument! Did you make that up or get it from a pro-nuke source?  yurbud   Mar-15-10 01:59 PM   #24 
           - I got it from my knowledge of physics.  Statistical   Mar-15-10 05:54 PM   #29 
  - Comparison of Danger  Kalun D   Mar-15-10 12:51 AM   #8 
  - why do people still build houses in the Tornado Belt?  zbdent   Mar-15-10 05:45 AM   #12 
  - I agree nuclear power production gets a bad rap, but  Sinistrous   Mar-15-10 07:58 AM   #13 
     - Given the lifespan of wind turbines "unusual events" will happen frequently.  Statistical   Mar-15-10 08:14 AM   #14 
        - So one failure at 12,000 miles on your car negates the average statistics on performance  kristopher   Mar-15-10 11:02 AM   #19 
           - Once again so much bitternes and vile.  Statistical   Mar-15-10 11:11 AM   #20 
              - Wind turbines are rated for 20 years. Most perform to 30.  kristopher   Mar-15-10 11:13 AM   #21 

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