As Spent Turbine Blades Pile Up All Over The U.S., Wyoming Seeks Solutions

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A town in Texas is seeing firsthand the waste stream problem created by spent wind turbine blades. It’s a problem Wyoming has been considering for years, with various proposals to address the issue.

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While some companies say they hope to repurpose the material for things like concrete, nothing has yet materialized.

Mike Gill, a mechanical engineer who worked in the turbine manufacturing industry, told Cowboy State Daily the material is so hard that repurposing is unlikely to be economical anytime soon.

“It’s a waste of time,” he said.

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