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Richmond Road Turbine Splatters

Ken Bell, Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator, Rondeau Watershed Coalition [1], noticed patterned splatters on the top third of the tower of a 1.5-MW GE turbine. Assuming that they indicate spilled oil thrown from the blades (and not, as originally suspected and still possible, collisions of birds and bats), he used to them to estimate the total amount of oil spilled.

Download original document”Richmond Road Turbine Splatters” [2]

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[3]   Hub Splatters Photo [4]