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#1 Aug 24, 2010
The article does not mention that the turbines will each be nearly 400 ft. tall. Those are some pretty big structures on one of the area's most treasured vistas. How does this happen after millions of state and private dollars have been pumped in to the area to preserve its scenic integrity?
I see a huge conflict with Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority CEO Jim Warner sitting on the board of Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area and with the Authority pumping that organization $55,000 each year. Wouldn't they otherwise be the organization that is trying to protect the scenic heritage of this area of the Lower Susquehanna? It's a real shame in my eyes.
#2 Aug 26, 2010
The problem with birds of prey is easily resolved. Birds of prey have a longer eye persistence than humans. Because of this, a spinning wind turbine appears as a solid disk to them. When hunting a bird of prey will perch on the highest point in a area, which is often the turbine “disk”, thus killing them. The solution is to mount bird perches on the turbines above the blades. The birds will perch on these rather than the lower blades. This solution has been used with success in many places.
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