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Towers spell disaster  

Credit:  Letters to the Editor | The Advocate | August 8 2020 | www.theadvocate.com.au ~~

I hope that one day technology allows for power generation that does not destroy wildlife. The article on IdentiFlight offers promise (Adv., Aug. 6).

The claim is that when eagles are near to the towers, the propellers stop turning. However, the hundreds of thousands of mutton birds coming in and out of rookeries at Robbins and nearby Walkers islands will hit any structures over 10 metres in height. The towers will be 270 metres high and have a wingspan of 220 metres.

Anyone who has seen mutton birds stream in of a night and leave in the morning knows they will stop at nothing, and those towers spell disaster.

Adam Thompson, Launceston

Source:  Letters to the Editor | The Advocate | August 8 2020 | www.theadvocate.com.au

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