Piece Of Wind Turbine Comes Loose On Boston's Deer Island

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A wind turbine at the Deer Island Treatment Plant had the tip of one of its propellers come loose on Memorial Day during an apparent malfunction.

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority tells WBZ NewsRadio in a statement that the problem most likely happened when winds caused the brake to give way. From there, the turbine powered off and began spinning in the opposite direction with the tip of one of its blades hanging off.

A contractor has been called to the scene to stop the turbine from spinning.

Emergency crews were also called to the site, cutting off public access until the problem is fixed.

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The MWRA's wastewater plant has two wind turbines total, fixated near the water's edge facing Boston Harbor and Logan International Airport. There's a number of public spaces leading up to the plant, including Harborwalk Trail and the Deer Island Celtic Cross.

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