Another benefit of #wind farms! Atlantic City Wind Turbines Become a #Tourist Attraction

By Jacqueline L. Urgo, The Philadelphia Inquirer June 12--ATLANTIC CITY -- The 32-story turbines of the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm have so dramatically changed Atlantic City's skyline -- perhaps more than any casino could -- that tourists haven't stopped asking questions about them since they went up five years ago along a back-bay salt marsh. Some casino hotel guests are so fascinated that they ask for rooms with a view of the five delicate fans, resort operators say. So the Atlantic County Utilities Authority is cranking open the security gates at the Route 30 wastewater-treatment facility that houses the turbines for twice-a-week tours in June, July, and August. The tours were offered by appointment only last summer -- to see whether anyone was interested. This year, they are scheduled for noon Mondays and Fridays, no appointment necessary. About 15,000 people a year -- ...

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