Water, Wind, and Steel

Water, Wind, and Energy.

"Water, Wind, and Steel": a still from the film, of wind turbines on the former site of Bethlehem Steel along Buffalo's Lake Erie shoreline.

Exemplary of Buffalo’s intrepid industrial past, the former site of Bethlehem Steel on the shores of Lake Erie was once the largest steel mill in the world, employing over 20,000 people. Once among the region’s largest energy consumers, the former contaminated (“Superfund”) site now adjoins a nature preserve and produces 35 megawatts of power per year through 14 state-of-the-art wind turbines.

The city's post-industrial landscape is a site of investigation for innovations in clean energy, brownfield remediation and adaptive reuse, and regenerative economic development.

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