November 30, 2016 • New Hampshire
Researchers warn of ice-throw danger from wind turbines at Balsams
Researchers who worked near the 400-foot high wind turbines on peaks above the proposed Balsams ski area say there is reason to be worried about people getting too close: They saw chunks of ice being thrown and found ice craters and broken saplings 930 feet from a turbine.
Concerns aslo included a mechanical failure that could send pieces of metal flying or under some conditions in winter, the huge blades collecting and then shedding ice. Both are rare, but they could be deadly, experts say.
Credit: By Chris Jensen | InDepthNH | indepthnh.org ~~
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