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IBERDROLA’S SAFETY RECORD IN QUESTION

By Miriam Raftery

September 12, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- Iberdrola Renewables states on its website that “Iberdrola strives to offer its energy supply and to carry out the other activities undertaken by the Group within a safe and reliable environment.”  But a look at the history of turbine collapses, serious injury, fires, safety violations and at least one death linked to Iberdrola facilities raise serious concerns about the company’s track record.

Despite these dangerous incidents, Iberdrola has been approved by the federal and county governments to install wind turbines at its Tule Wind project in McCain Valley.

PATTERN ENERGY REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON SEISMIC SAFETY CONCERNS

 

Major fault line runs under proposed Ocotillo wind site slated to provide energy for San Diego, ECM investigation finds

By Miriam Raftery
 
Jim Pelley and Parke Ewing contributed to this report
 
April 11, 2012 (Ocotillo) – Public document searches reveal that “injury or death” from strong seismic ground shaking and ground failure are potential significant impacts of the Ocotillo Express wind facility approved last week by Imperial Valley planners, an ECM investigation has found.
 
Those troubling admissions appear in a preliminary report on seismic issues in the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Environmental Impact Report (EIR). 

THE DARK SIDE OF “GREEN”: WIND TURBINE ACCIDENTS, INJURIES AND FATALITIES RAISE SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERNS

 
By Miriam Raftery
 
April 4, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Today marks the “International Protest Day Against Wind Power” with 765 websites participating.
 
A dark side of the wind industry that many media outlets have failed to report on is the thousands of documented cases of serious accidents. These include numerous documented cases of turbines falling over, blades flying off, injuries to workers and the public, and at least 99 reported fatality accidents.
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