BREAKING: Wind Turbine Catastrophe

Another horrifying energy industry accident is making headlines today.  According to Grist.com,

Last month, a wind turbine on a North Dakota wind farm suffered a “catastrophic failure” when “oversight” and “human error” — features of energy infrastructure which scientists suggest are unavoidable — led to the enormous turbine falling off its mount.

So far no evacuation zone has been declared. There are no threats to sea life, and the fallout from the disaster was not detectable thousands of miles away. Cleanup efforts are in progress, and will not include covering the area in a giant concrete dome. No workers have been asked to give their lives in order to save their countrymen from the menace of this fallen wind turbine.

Check out the link to contribute to the memorial fund for the family of voles tragically killed in this incident and for “dramatic footage in which nobody also died.”

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3 Comments

  1. lbwoodgate said,

    April 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Oh dear God. The human carnage that could have happened – if someone was standing directly below it.

  2. lbwoodgate said,

    April 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    BTW, a first glimpse of your title appears to allude to a flatulence problem :-)

    • April 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      That was pointed out to me earlier…I thought about changing it, but what fun would that be?


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