Former Maine defense site eyed for wind

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A former Cold War-era radar site and timberland not far from an existing wind farm are the latest sites in Maine that are being considered for large wind energy projects.

The Penobscot Indian Nation is in the process of purchasing land where a former Air Force “backscatter”’ radar station was located in the central Maine town of Moscow. The radar system, which could peek over the Earth’s horizon to detect enemy planes and missiles, was shut down in 1997 after Cold War tensions eased.

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