Aristocrat Buccleuch’s windfarm plan risks unearthing lead contamination #SCT

By National Wind Watch A plan by the Duke of Buccleuch to build a large wind farm in southwest Scotland is facing fierce opposition from local residents and politicians across the political divide. Erecting 35 wind turbines on the hillsides between Sanquhar and Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway will wreck the landscape, risk unearthing contamination from old lead mines and undermine plans for a community land buy-out, they say. The accusations are denied by the Buccleuch estate, which says it has reduced the visual . . .

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