Samsung makes a lake in K2 wind project

Well the destruction beside us has taken a turn. K2 has begun creating LAKE K2 at a rapid pace. Its quite a show, high hoes and bulldozers trying to keep ahead of the water that’s flowing.

We called the MOE about this yesterday and they were out today. Not sure why K2 did not notify the MOE themselves when the water problems began to multiply.

They are trucking the water from the site beside us to a treatment plant in Waterloo Ontario, having it tested before it is discharged. According to the MOE at great cost to K2.

So anyone willing to take a dip in the local electrified LAKE K2 then come on over. Heads up it might be a little chilly right now!!!

25 thoughts on “Samsung makes a lake in K2 wind project

  1. I have been saying from the beginning, this project was poorly planned from the onset. The placement of the windmills, transmission lines, switching station, etc. had incompetent planning. The MOE and the OEB proved their incompetence by approving this catastrophe. Unfortunately, this is the first of many fiascos to come in this project.

  2. This is pathetic planning! MOE should shut them down! If their expert engineers could not foresee drainage issues, what else have they neglected to plan for? Samsung/ Capital Power/ K2 had mock drawings of this proposed switching station at their open houses. K2’s experts were so eager to show everyone in attendance how “beautifully” the transmission/ switching station would “blend” into the environment. It is apparent K2 spent more time on these fairy tale drawings than ACTUAL ENGINEERING. The K2 project manager, Paul Windygas should go for the first swim in the “K2 Lake”!

  3. Photos are needed to prove the destruction that is taking place in Ontario.

    Just what would happen if this was a non-green energy company doing this? ENGOs would be all over the place protesting.

  4. Samsung and Capital power do not venture into projects with the aim of losing money, you can be certain any deals they have signed with Dalton McGuinty preclude that.
    A environmental disaster, yes that is what critics have been predicting for years.

    • Wasn’t samsung clearly told at the outset of their K2 wind factory construction/ destruction that they must not be spilling water onto the roads?

  5. Where is the Ontario Federation of Agriculture?
    http://www.ofa.on.ca
    “OFA is Canada’s largest voluntary farm organization representing the interest of Ontario farm families.
    Our Mission: The Ontario Federation of Agriculture enables prosperous and sustainable farms.”

    Really?

  6. Most townships have half-load regs in place this time of year to save serious damage to the roads by heavy equipment. Is there any indication Capital Power/Samsung will pay the slightest heed to
    road damage? Long before the towers are even up ACW ratepayers will rue the day they ever heard of Capital Power.

  7. This is pathetic planning! MOE should shut them down! If their expert engineers could not foresee drainage issues, what else have they neglected to plan for? Samsung/ Capital Power/ K2 had mock drawings of this proposed switching station at their open houses. K2′s experts were so eager to show everyone in attendance how “beautifully” the transmission/ switching station would “blend” into the environment. It is apparent K2 spent more time on these fairy tale drawings than ACTUAL ENGINEERING.

    • The problem has always been MOE sees them as allies, not ordinary farmers/businesses constructing additional buildings. What other business even has a road agreement with a township council? Cynical people might be inclined to say one who has donated $15,000 M to the council for “community initiatives”, plus a few dollars to local schools for playground equipment.

      What ever local or provincial authority is in charge, should come down on Capital Power
      when they ignore building or road codes the same as an ordinary citizen. That is just not going to happen, and it is a shame. Expect things to get much worse, this is only week 2 of an enormous project. Again just who is running this township and Ont in general, elected governments, or Samsung/Capital Power?

      • Clearly Samsung/Capital Power. Liberal Government sold out to South Korea/Germany/U.S.”Progressive Democrats” years ago. Us chumps/receptors count for nada. Totally sickening. All in secret too!

  8. Conservatives offered farmers – freedom.

    But, it appears farmers have settled for –
    Third World ‘prosperity’ – and, food security;
    and, you have to understand communism – to like it.

    Really? Yes – really.

    • Many thinks.

      And what about those mayors – who lobbied –
      to be – ‘neutered’ ?

      Really?

  9. All kinds of information is available from the K2 web site, swarmy statements about community involvement, the play swings, etc. Fantastic statements about power generated for 100,000 homes, 1000 jobs, millions in tax revenue. Elsewhere in a press release they admit to about 18-24 permanent positions.
    One thing I have never found is the actual list of lessees; now that construction is underway they must have a pretty good idea. Anyone know where to source this?

    This has split the community right down the middle, with many examples of families signing on for turbines while their siblings get nothing, except to pay for it. Even the few dollars doled out to church and schools is controversial because the receipients cover both groups. A complete mess, thanks to McGuinty-Wynne and their wind company cronies.

    • An official list of names of people leasing to these wind weasels should be prominently posted. Anyone have the list? Let these backstabbers explain their selfishness to the community on a daily basis. Oh right, it is because they want to “save the planet” – BULL! Ultimately, it was these people who sold out their neighbors, family and friends. Their gain is at their neighbor’s detriment and property value. They have stolen from their neighbors and the community. It’s a huge betrayal of trust. They should be ostracized.

  10. Yes, since they believe they are saving the planet by hosting these turbines on their lands, they must be very proud of that! So, why are they afraid of having their names known by the rest of us??

    • Anyone still under the illusion that blanketing the countryside with INDUSTRIAL is “clean and green” should look at this website:

      http://www.windontario.ca/

      WARNING: The pictures are terrifying!!! Forward and post this link. Educate people before it’s too late for their community.

  11. I agree that everyone in the community should know the names of the greedy landowners hosting these environmental nightmares, the industrial wind turbines. Most of these landowners I have met are the uneducated and low intelligence members of the community. It seems the wind companies targeted these types of people. The type that would sign a contract without reading it or understanding the ramifications. These greedy people were too ignorant to understand that they lost more in their property value than they will ever get from hosting the wind turbine monstrosities. These fools have yet to realize these turbines and concrete bases will remain on their land long after the lease payments end. They will also be despised by the community for the rest of their lives.

  12. Wind Turbines Affect Water Quality
    Pro-Health, Pro-Science, Pro-Community citizens concerned about [negligent] due diligence.

    In other news,
    ‘[excerpt] Staff are always on the look-out for coliform bacteria. E. coli bacteria from animal waste infiltrated the Walkerton water system 14 years ago, killing seven and sickening 2,500.

    Only one sample in Norfolk tested positive for coliform last year. This occurred Sept. 18 in Port Rowan when a test came back showing one “colony forming unit” per 100 mililitres of water….

    “Before Walkerton, you had to prove that the water was contaminated,” says Harvey Stright, a water facilities manager with Norfolk County. “After Walkerton, you have to prove it is clean.”

    Rounding out the field were two instances of particulate matter suspended in water. “Turbidity” was an issue Dec. 27 in Port Rowan and again in Port Dover Dec. 31.

    In both instances, Fields suspects cloudy water was the result of rough weather stirring up the bottom of Long Point Bay. Turbidity of this sort is not considered a threat to human health and does not violate Ministry of the Environment standards. In both instances filters were cleaned and supply lines rinsed

  13. ‘[excerpt] Canada’s interim privacy commissioner says the government didn’t follow its own policies to protect sensitive data of more than 583,000 student loan recipients.

    […]

    Rodger Cuzner, the Liberal critic for employment and social development, questioned what good it would do to have new security policies in place if they aren’t followed.

    He also said the government should have been more forthcoming with the people that were affected by the privacy breach by providing a full list of the personal information that was compromised.

    “It is unacceptable for the government to decide on behalf of a victim what information is important for them to know in order to protect themselves,” Cuzner said in a written statement.’

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