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Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 01:36 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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