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Copper thieves target Bluewater wind turbines  

Credit:  Scott Miller, Videographer | CTV News | Thursday, February 27, 2020 | ctvnews.ca ~~

WINGHAM, ONT. – Thieves with a thirst for copper are now targeting wind turbines.

Sometime between Feb. 21 and 26, copper thieves stole copper grounding wires from seven wind turbine sites in the Municipality of Bluewater.

Police say the thieves forced their way into the base of the turbines and then stole copper grounding wires.

The value of the copper is about $1,400, but the damage done amounts to over $7,000.

Police say the vast majority of these copper thefts are happening overnight, or in the early morning hours.

They’re asking the public to keep their eyes peeled for suspicious activity near hydro substations or wind turbine sites.

Source:  Scott Miller, Videographer | CTV News | Thursday, February 27, 2020 | ctvnews.ca

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