March 1, 2017
Australia, China

Poison wind

Reporter: Hendrik Gout. Broadcast: Wednesday 1st March 2017.

Poison wind power – the shocking environmental damage they don’t want you to see.

Clarification: This story contains details of toxic pollution associated with the use of rare earths in the production of wind turbines, cars and household electronic items. We wish to clarify that the wind industry estimates one in five turbines in South Australia use rare earths. South Australia has approximately 40 wind farms operating or seeking approval, with almost 700 individual turbines. Using the industry’s figures, South Australia has in excess of 100 turbines which use rare earths, which is a very significant number.

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