Wind turbines spill oil into Mexico's soil (Bloomberg)

12 / MAY / 2017
Energía Limpia

Adam Williams / Bloomberg

Wind turbines were planted along a strip of Mexico’s southern coast to make the country’s power industry cleaner. Now they’re spilling oil.

Wind turbines spill oil into Mexico's soil (Bloomberg)

(Photo: Bloomberg)

In the town of Juchitan last month, a clean-up was under way around a generator owned by Electricite de France. Workers wearing goggles and masks were scrubbing off a copper-colored lubricant that dripped down from the turbine. They’d wrapped cloth around its base, to absorb further leakage, and stuffed contaminated soil and stones into plastic trash-bags.

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