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The 315-megawatt Ocotillo Express Wind project in Imperial County is shut down today after a 10-ton blade came loose from one of the project's 112 wind turbines, landing about 100 yards away on a public road.
Although the 400-foot turbines can sometimes delay air medical rescues, emergency personnel are trained to cope artfully with such situations, said Claire Rayford, spokesperson for Flight for Life ...The pilot decides what is safe and makes a decision based on many different factors at the time of the incident, Rayford said.
According to Canadian Renewable Energy Corp., three to four barrels of diesel fuel were spilled around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The fuel was being transferred between tanks on Sea Hound, a vessel operated by Nadro Marine Services Ltd., a contractor based in Port Drove, Ontario. Nadro Marine has been transporting wind turbines from Ogdensburg for the 86-turbine Wolfe Island Wind Project. ...Mark O. Mattson, president of the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, an environmental advocacy group based in Toronto, finds the incident ironic.
"It's a bit of a shock. The whole purpose of the wind power project was to help the environment," he said.
The killing of a man during a demonstration against wind plant construction in the Mexican state of Oaxaca has brought new weight to allegations of death threats against local protestors from the indigenous Zapaoteca community.
One person is dead after a car drove under a semi in Starke County Wednesday morning. ...a semi hauling a wind turbine propeller completely covered the westbound lane and partly across the eastbound lane.
"Last month there was a controlled fire that got out of control pretty quickly," Jablonicky said. "By 3 o'clock we lost visual sight of one turbine and another turbine shut down. They have built in detectors, and the fire got pretty large. Our guys called the fire department and to their credit James' crew arrived and dealt with the fire pretty quickly," Mike said. " If we had men up in those towers, it could have been disastrous.
The issue of wind turbines in Chatham-Kent continues to linger.
Council put off the issue of setbacks at its May 5 meeting and asked the health unit for more information about the devices.
Council has already approved a wind turbine project in the Port Alma area, but is looking to establish a policy in anticipation of future applications for turbines.
The municipality has the potential to be host to 250 turbines.
Essex OPP Insp. Rick Derus says it's too dangerous and contrary to Ontario Ministry of Transportation regulations to wait until the evening to move the oversized trucks carrying wind turbine parts to Port Alma. ...He was responding to a request initiated Monday by Town of Essex Coun. Randy Voakes, who wants the MTO to authorize shifting the truck movements to the evening, as a way of avoiding daytime traffic jams.
BEAR CREEK TWP. – Hiking trails around Crystal Lake could be ideal for snowmobiling and cross country skiing now that Luzerne County owns the property, purchased with public money for the purpose of preservation and recreation.
The concern is that the turbines would be too close to the landing approach for Roanoke's longest runway. ..."It is a very big safety issue. We are vehemently opposed to it. we don't see any way around it. In our judgment, the turbines have to go somewhere else. They cannot go there."
Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley plan to put holds on three Obama administration defense nominees Friday, including two with an environmental bent, upping the ante in a dispute over Air Force concerns about wind energy farms interfering with radar signals.
Those concerns have stalled construction of the Shepherds Flat wind farm in north-central Oregon.
The citations followed an investigation at the Iberdrola Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm near Odell. The company, a servicing and maintenance provider in the wind tower industry, faces proposed penalties of $378,000.
White Construction officials are still trying to determine what went wrong at the site, and OSHA was at the scene Wednesday conducting an investigation that could last two weeks to six months.
In two days in October, inside of wind-turbine blade No. 106, the amount of a hazardous substance called styrene reached 1,889 parts per million and then 2,195 parts per million, triggering air-quality alarms at LM Wind Power in Grand Forks.
Ottawa city commissioners Tuesday put the brakes on an agreement to expand an enterprise zone to include a wind energy farm south of the city.
In September, Chicago-based Invenergy asked the city to expand its enterprise zone that now stretches from Ottawa to Grundy County to include about 225 acres for a 66-turbine wind farm south of Ottawa. The turbines will be erected in Brookfield, Allen and Grand Rapids townships. ...for two commissioners, the crux of the arrangement entailed another part of the agreement.
"I'm not in favor in that Grand Ridge (Energy) has asked the Ottawa Fire Department to provide emergency response services," said Ed Whitney, commissioner of public health and safety. "I know they're giving us a lot of money but I think we're selling ourselves out."
The 45-metre turbine came a cropper on Monday when the transporter carrying it through the county toppled off the main A696, two miles south of Otterburn.
Police closed the road for recovery and repair, leaving village traders fuming, and counting their losses.
A wind tower column from DMI Industries in West Fargo that was being hauled on a semitrailer flatbed clipped the underside of an Interstate 94 overpass just east of this city, damaging it.
No one was hurt, but traffic was disrupted while the mess was cleaned up, the Highway Patrol said. ...The impact about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the westbound lanes scattered chunks of concrete across the road, damaging at least nine vehicles. The damage ranged from flat tires to punctured radiators, authorities said.