Flor, who owns the land where the turbine is sited and rents it to EDF, said she arrived on the scene after being alerted by a neighbor. “The stench was terrible, like a sort of burned fuel or ammonia,” she said, asking not to be identified by her surname out of concern over reprisals. “The trees were glistening with oil.” Similar problems have been reported all along the Tehuantepec isthmus, one of the western hemisphere’s windiest places.
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Acciona turbine leaks oil and hydraulic fluids at an operating wind plant sited along the Tehuantepec isthmus in Mexico. Similar complaints of pollution have been reported throughout the area.