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A deconstructed wind turbine blade sits on a tractor-trailer after it is weighed on Monday at Veolia Environmental Services in Louisiana, Missouri. The company has expanded the plant's services in order to recycle the blades from across the United States. (Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio)
A deconstructed wind turbine blade sits on a tractor-trailer after it is weighed on Monday at Veolia Environmental Services in Louisiana, Missouri. The company has expanded the plant's services in order to recycle the blades from across the United States. (Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio)

The U.S. wind industry is growing in leaps and bounds. But as wind technology becomes dated or a turbine reaches the end of its lifespan, what do you do with the old, gigantic turbine blades?

St. Louis Public Radios Shahla Farzan visits a Missouri factory that has learned to recycle them.

This segment aired on June 2, 2022.

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