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17 May 2021

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Green Warriors of Norway, Bergensia - The Sustainable Gazette

Norway: NGO raises concerns over environmental impact of chemicals used in in wind turbine blades

"Bisphenol A in wind turbines damages human fertility", 22 March 2021

Bisphenol A and similar substances are among the most troublesome substances that are now finding their way into drinking water, watercourses, and our sea areas in larger and larger quantities.

Quite small concentrations of Bisphenol A damages the fertility of humans and all organisms, and despite this fact, the quantity and use of this dangerous chemical increases quite significantly. One of the biggest problem areas is the huge increase in epoxy compounds in the turbine blades in wind turbines.

The Norwegian Environment Agency released information that the EU is preparing new, stricter regulations, and in this connection, the EU Chemicals Register ECHA / REACH laid this out for consultation...

With the enormously increasing use of epoxy glass fiber for several purposes comes a huge environmental problem. Especially within wind power, this use is increasing almost exponentially and the industry completely lacks a circular economy for disposal. This is especially serious as Bisphenol A is one of the main constituents of turbine blades. In relation to wearing and peeling, this problem is significant as wind turbines are deployed in increasingly tougher and more demanding environments. This wear results in the peeling of material in the form of small particles, so-called micro/nano plastics...

Video Presentation: About pollution from rotors on Windturbines (April 2021)