Indefinite moratorium passed over Hardin County wind turbines

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HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin County passed an indefinite moratorium on building permits on all wind turbines Wednesday.

Supervisors voted 3-0 in favor of the moratorium over concerns of interference with a new 9-1-1 system and tower and drainage in specially-designated drainage systems.

One other cause is the waiting period. Supervisors want a better defined plan to decommission and remove the broken parts of the wind mills.

A large, foreign company wanted to build a new development of turbines at Highways 175 and 65 near Hubbard and Radcliffe. Nearly 100 landowners signed leases already that will be on hold indefinitely.

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