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WIND FRARM PROTESTORS WARN OF DANGEROUS BLADE FAILURE

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Objectors to a proposed wind farm claim they have uncovered a series of disturbing incidents across Europe in which...
Objectors to a proposed wind farm claim they have uncovered a series of disturbing incidents across Europe in which parts of turbine blades have travelled up to 400 metres after being ripped off in storms, reports The Scotsman (p7).

Campaigners, who claim the project at Soutra near Lauder would have a devastating impact on the landscape, are about to submit formal objections to Scottish Borders Council with safety being a key angle.

They warn of the prospect of half-ton pieces of debris crashing on to the busy A68 trunk road.

The claims have been dismissed by wind farm developers, who say that with 20,000 wind turbines operating worldwide nobody has been injured.
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