[ RadSafe ] Wind Farms

Ivor Surveyor isurveyor at vianet.net.au
Sat Apr 14 19:24:33 CDT 2007

>Blade failure is a reality according to the report from 
>Caithness.  Blade failure can arise from either whole blades or 
>pieces of blade being thrown from the turbine.


Since the 70s 108 separate incidences were found.  Including 11 in 
2006 and 7 in the first two months of the current year,
Pieces of blade have travelled 400m .  In Germany blade pieces have 
gone through the roofs and walls of nearby buildings.

In France a 500m exclusion zone around all operational wind turbines 
has been suggested.

Ivor Surveyor, MD (Brist), FRACP, FRCP
Emeritus Consultant Physician, Nuclear Medicine,

[isurveyor at vianet.net.au] 

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