Another hazardous situation caused by a single balloon – a power outage at Indian Point nuclear power plant. Power outages caused by mylar balloons coming in contact with electrical equipment is on the rise. This seemingly harmless party favor causes tens of thousands of dangerous power outages every year, some sparking fires.
It is pitiful the sellers of this flyaway garbage do not alert consumers of the destructive effects of releasing balloons. Mylar balloons carry a warning printed directly on each balloon, “Do not release outdoors or near electrical power lines….” Unfortunately, this warning is overlooked – and they are intentionally released every day.
We are hopeful people will become more mindful & understand their actions can have devastating consequences. All so simply avoided… don’t let them go!