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April 22, 2014

Broken blades worry residents

Latest break caused by lightening strike doesn't concern commissioners

(Continued)

E.ON has not yet conducted studies on the first turbine blade break, which occurred on Feb. 1, Heron said, but a large crane that will be needed to take down the turbine is on its way to Tipton County.

In the meantime, some residents who live near the wind farm believe they aren’t being represented fairly, based the opinions expressed by the Tipton County Citizens for Responsible Development and others opponents of wind farm development.

“I am tired of people that don’t live anywhere near our wind farm trying to convince people of what our reality is,” resident April Rutherford said. “They simply do not know, as they do not live among them.”

Board of Commissioners Vice President Joe VanBibber said commissioners are not talking about shutting down the wind farm. Any enforcement over whether the farm stays up would fall on the Tipton County Plan Commission, he added.

Martin Slagter can be reached at 765-454-8570, martin.slagter@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @slagterm.

 

 

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