[ RadSafe ] Wind Farms
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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