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Wind Turbines Pose 'Grave Danger' to Airport Radars Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, May 14, 2014, 12:20 AM

Wind turbines pose a serious threat to air-traffic control radars.

The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "Two wind turbines which were installed six months ago have still not been switched on because they interfere with radar systems at a nearby airport. The pair of 130m tall turbines in Spondon, Derby, which cost a combined £7 million, were designed to produce 10,000 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 3,000 homes."

Wind turbines are also responsible for killing birds in flight.

According to the Telegraph, "But the rotating blades pose a problem for air traffic controllers because they cause a blinking signal to appear on radar screens at nearby East Midlands Airport and obscure genuine aircraft."

Al Gore is expressing concerns that some airports could ban wind farms.

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