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Old windfarm blades causing problems in Nolan County 

Credit:  by Tyler Greene, Wednesday, August 24th, 2022, ktxs.com ~~

Sweetwater, Texas – The wind farms in Nolan County brought big bucks into the area, but with those turbines needing new blades after a few years, finding a place to store the old blades was becoming a challenge.

However, one company approached offered a possible solution and the city of Sweetwater was all ears the company would store the old blades in two facilities and then break the fiberglass blades down and sell them to other companies.

(Ethan Whittenburg)

But, according to Miesha Adames, the company brought the blades but that’s all and the perspective from above shows
how vast these piles are.

“These piles have been sitting here since 2018 and we estimate that between this site and the other site on Highway 70, that there are 4000 turbine blades. The site on HWY 70 is a little over 10 acres and this site is a little smaller but as you can see, the piles are just continuing to grow and grow.”

We reached out to the company which was going to get rid of the blades but when we called, they didn’t answer.

The city of Sweetwater says it sent the company several notices to live up to its end of the deal but when they didn’t get anything back and with the huge number of blades on the ground they realized the pile was unsafe in the community.

Assistant City Manager for Operations for the city, Dana Schoening said, “In this case, with all the windmill blades it’s a bleeding site. It’s harboring rodents, snakes and all kinds of animals that shouldn’t be out there. It’s a health nuisance, it’s a public safety nuisance and so we considered it to be a nuisance. What that does is that gives us the ability as a city to declare it and then we can actually have that authority by those ordinances to go on the property and clean it up so it gives us the ability to go on that property and take care of business that quite honestly this particular company has refused to take care of.”

Although the city has no confirmed plans yet, they are hoping to get rid of the turbines soon.

Source:  by Tyler Greene, Wednesday, August 24th, 2022, ktxs.com

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