From Adelaide Twp:
This (at right) is a pile of concrete rubble from a turbine base in the Adelaide Wind Project from NextEra. Well, better known as NextError, how else could this pile happen… The base was poured in the spring, on one of the nice days unlike some of the others that were done while thunderstorms were happening. Recently we saw that the base was chewed up and piled near the edge of the participant’s land. If you look close enough you can see the rebar in the cement.
So lets figure this out… how many trucks of cement was needed to pour the 800 metric tons of concrete for each turbine? Forty. Then also 40 tons of rebar loaded on 4-6 flatbed trucks, then it needs to be busted out by what and how many diesel machines? Then the used cement is loaded by more diesel machines, into more diesel machines and dumped in a big pile. Can’t you just smell the green fumes?
From there it’s picked up by another excavator and loaded into more dump trucks and buckets and taken to another site. In this case some of it was seen being taken to another participant farmer and placed into another pile for fill and dispersed yet again for other sites for fill. So… is this how the first few feet of concrete will be “disposed of” when the turbines die? Buried somewhere again in our township? We can probably safely assume that’s what will happen with the hundreds of fiberglass blades as well. Strike a deal with a local quarry or something. This is what ‘decommissioning’ really looks like. Shoot, why didn’t they have pretty pictures of rubble piles at those wind company public info meetings!
And then the beginning of the hamster wheel to get the next 40 trucks of cement and rebar for the cement base re-do! Oh yes so green! Can anyone figure out the carbon footprint figure for all that? This is just one pile, there was talk of more mistakes in this project alone that were done.
Wouldn’t it have just been easier to plant some trees instead of the turbine? Nope, they burn trees. The township is becoming part of NextEra’s new landfill business.
Pictured below you can see this project participant willingly took refuse from cleared turbine sites. There was a pile of cement (not in this picture, behind the other waste), where it was dumped and worked on by other machines for a long while. This pile was later set on fire and burned for days. Here’s a question… how much money is offered to take garbage on a large parcel of land only to put it in between your barns and set it on fire?