Monday, April 30, 2012

Failed green energy firm Solyndra leaves behind toxic waste

The Obama White House poured $562 million in taxpayer dollars into the Solyndra sinkhole. The failed solar panel manufacturer has left behind more than a financial mess--you can add toxic waste to its unhappy legacy, as CBS San Francisco tells us.
Three months ago, CBS 5 caught Solyndra tossing millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes used to make solar panels. Now the bankrupt solar firm, once touted as a symbol of green technology, may be trying to abandon toxic waste.

It's a tedious process. Slowly but surely, the shattered remains of brand new solar panel tubes head to a recycling plant in Hayward.

Meanwhile the next phase of the company’s liquidation is under way. It involves getting rid of all the heavy metals left inside the building that were used to make the panels.

The Fremont Fire Department’s Jay Swardenski oversees the cleanup. He said some materials, such as cadmium, are toxic, and hard to dispose of.
Not only is green energy not that economical, it's not very clean either.

In related news, did you know that wind farms might be causing global warming?

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