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Renewable energy? Old wind turbines left to ‘rot’ in Australian wilderness

A wind turbine graveyard has been discovered in North Queensland.

Nick Cater of the Menzies Research Centre filmed the discovery, in which dozens of discarded turbines, some at least 20 metres long, were left lying in a forest. It’s believed they have been there for about 8 years.

‘There’s nothing renewal about this,’ said Menzies in the video.

Many wind turbines cannot be recycled, and end up being landfill.

‘This is what they don’t tell you,’ Cater told Ben Fordham of 2GB Sydney. ‘They’ve been sitting there for a long time leaching goodness knows what into the soil.’

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