Falmouth Massachusetts Second Nuisance Wind Turbine Demolition Due Oct 3, 2022

Massachusetts                                      Demolition September 26, 2022
Falmouth 2nd Turbine Demolition October 3, 2022 

The Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts installed two industrial 1.65-megawatt wind turbines in 2010 and 2012 both without special permit 240-166 and lacking abutter notifications. 

The town had been warned prior to installations by the manufacturer that each turbine generates a chest-pounding 110 decibels of noise. The noise letter was only disclosed through a FOIA, Freedom of Information Act request after the turbines were installed.

In June of 2017, the Massachusetts Superior Court shut down both town-owned wind turbines as they are a nuisance. 
The Town of Falmouth hired  Atlantic Coast Dismantling, LLC to demolish the turbines.
The first turbine was demolished on September 26, 2022. The second will be on October 3, 2022  

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Comment by Frank Haggerty on September 28, 2022 at 9:16am

My personal research on older wind turbine blades is they are referred to as man-made Asbestos. They are made with composite materials and are unrecyclable which is a big problem now and in the future --The blades are a composite mix of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and plastics. 

you can Google "recycle wind turbine blades"   I believe they have been burying them at specific locations.
To reuse old wind turbine blades all three have to be in good shape. They wear like the blades on an ice skate. If you have to replace the one you have to replace all three.  
Wind turbines have in them everything a normal power plant has which includes batteries to move the wind turbine into the wind and run the computers, air conditioning, and heating elements. ( which are recycled) 
The oil and lubricants were drained last week. 
The monopole ( steel pole that holds up the turbine usually gets cut up and sold as junk. about the same price as aircraft metal
I believe one of the gearboxes in one of the turbines is poor and the other is in good condition.
There is a possibility some of the parts may be resold -- Which may be why the bid was so low $39,500.00
For example, a gearbox can be rebuilt and sold on the market as is the generator. Rebuilt parts can be sold for hundreds of thousands 
Rebuilt parts is a big  cottage industry as the parts were supposed to last 20 years but only last 5 to 10 years. 
The Falmouth wind turbines are Vestas V 82 type 1.65 megawatts - Vestas purchased NEG Micon NM 82 type 1.65 turbines in 2005. 
So basically the Falmouth turbines are some of the oldest commercial megawatt wind turbines ever built.  
Comment by Willem Post on September 27, 2022 at 3:09pm

It took five frigging years to demolish 2 illegally built wind turbines.

What will happen to all the destruction debris?

What about the concrete foundation?

who is paying for the demolition and landfill, etc?


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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."


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