I recently learned of a site in western Nebraska where the remains of obsolete wind turbines are being temporarily stored. This concerned me very much because I do not want any new landfill created in Nebraska for the disposal of wind turbine blades.

There are about 58,000 wind turbines in the U.S., according to the U.S. Wind Turbine Database. There are plans to build an additional 3,000 more wind turbines by the end of this year. Turbine blades need to be replaced as often as every 10 years, so the more wind turbines they build, the more this problem grows. It is estimated that over 8,000 old blades will be discarded every year around the United States.

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