The slow, steady turning of thousands of wind turbines continues to pace a revolution in the U.S. domestic energy generation portfolio, or perhaps millions of small revolutions.

With wind, solar and other green sources of electricity now making up more of America’s power generation than coal, states are facing an increasingly worrisome dilemma of dealing with the massive amounts of waste created by the wind industry.

Wind Turbines

Wind turbines lay in a cell of the landfill at the Solid Waste Facility in Casper last summer. As the wind energy industry continues to grow, how to handle its waste, including discarded turbine blades, has been amplified.

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Turbine blades await installation while a completed wind turbine stands in the distance at the Reading Wind Facility in Reading, Kan. For every new blade installed on turbines, an old one has to be disposed of.

Wind Power Wyoming

A wind turbine farm owned by PacifiCorp near Glenrock. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp replaced 68 wind turbines at the Foote Creek I wind farm less than a decade ago.

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