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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.
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.