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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Landfill won't take them, a lot of fuss about nothing

KINda  like  that  ''' spray drift ''' , unmentionable  conversation  - maybe - ?  

rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: Landfill won't take them, a lot of fuss about nothing

About 13 million tons of fiberglass products are produced each year worldwide.   If a single supersized turbine has 50 ton of blades then those 500 used blades from older smaller machines might be 1/2 as big, say 25 tons. At three blades per turbine, that's 170 x 25 ton or 4250 ton, or 0.03% of the world's annual fiberglass production.  Average that over their 25yr lifespan that's .0012% of the world's fiberglass disposal problem.

Insignificant on the scale of the world's fiberglass disposal problem.

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: Landfill won't take them, a lot of fuss about nothing

Then New York is volunteering to be the disposal site??

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rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: Actually, Wyoming is taking a lot of them,

Plenty of room in all those open-pit coal mines and the people in Wyoming don't let a little thing water pollution bother them.  Why should they care, they've already ruined their groundwater with mine spoils.

roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: Actually, Wyoming is taking a lot of them,

They might as well just bury them wherever they blow up. The farm ground is already ruined anyway. Plus, they would save on shipping costs. 

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Actually, Wyoming is taking a lot of them,

Would the rendering truck pick em up?   🙂

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: Landfill won't take them, a lot of fuss about nothing

well lets go with Ricks "data" and at 13million tons of world total fiberglass production per year.... sounds like a very conservative guess..... more fiberglass than that being installed in new towers in the US every year.... but lets not pick on New Yorks latest expert...... 

13 million tons , using ricks assumptions is enough to supply about 3000 wind turbine towers........ that figure I doubt but we got it from a proven "quotable" source.   The state of Iowa alone has somewhere around 4600 towers producing now.  Not counting those laying in development depots for next years projects.  Kansas has near that many laying in transport storage across western Kansas.  Presently operating in kansas ---3000+ turbine (another worlds production per year and not counting the future additions approx. 1500 acres of blade storage on the ground waiting to go up.

Iowa is less than 1/3 of the number of towers in Texas,,,,, Only tied with Oklahoma(Iowa) 

It is a massive problem nation wide.  Extremely expensive and has an extremely unknown life cycle.  Texas has wind farms being dismantled as new ones go up.

When you give the old college environmental try along with "Unlimited borrowing" federal financing you can go way overboard in a short time.  We have more generation power in place than we can store or distribute presently.  Therefore most all wind farms are operating at @ 30% capacity on an annual basis.  That factor declines with every new "erection" from the environmental love bugs.  Expanding without vision or reason.   A system that depends on backup and rapid distribution has neither.  Vetoed both in kansas so we are behind in building..... but, still able to stand in just a certain way as not to have one fall on all of us.

Soon we will be burning the cities we for reliable energy.

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Landfill won't take them, a lot of fuss about nothing

Keep in mind  folks  ,  Kansas City Power & Light  merger  with Westar  =  '' Evergy "  =  investor  owned  outfits  that  are  listed  on  New York Stock Exchange  are  instrumental  making  these  decisions  -   -   -

Privatize  examples  =  ERCOT  performance ,  meanwhile  Tesla  tax  incentives  moves  to  a  petroleum  based  lone  star environment , with  previous  owned  housing  cost  currently  running  at  median  price of  $575,000  -  -  - Cathedral  Ceilings  exuberance   =  lavish  utility  consumption  -  -  -