May 1, 2012 2 Comments
Ah, good old Solyndra. Just when you think its gone away with the ½ billion dollars it scammed from its friends in the administration, here comes some more good news. Apparently they are refusing to clean up the toxic mess they left behind at their Miltipas plant. If they aren’t forced to clean it up, guess who is going to have to do it? Yep, the taxpayers, again. From Hot Air.
So much for the “green” in green-tech stimulus. When Solyndra went bankrupt and flushed over a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money down the drain, it didn’t leave much behind, except for some expensive glass tubes … that they destroyed rather than sold. They also left something else behind for taxpayers as a memorial to the wasteful spending that Solyndra now exemplifies, and somehow it’s both ironic and fitting (via Katie Pavlich):
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 not just the leftover hazardous materials, but also the machinery used to apply them to the glass tubes. “Certainly those tools will need to be decontaminated, cleaned up, handled correctly as they are taken apart,” he said.
Swardenski told CBS 5 the disposal process is going smoothly in Fremont, but what about nearby Milpitas? Solyndra leased a building on California Circle for the final assembly of its solar panels. But the cleanup at the leased building in Milpitas is in limbo, because Solyndra doesn’t want to pay.
CBS 5 found the building locked up, with no one around. At the back, a hazardous storage area was found. There were discarded buckets half filled with liquids and barrels labeled “hazardous waste.”
In other news:
I see that windmills stirring the air are leading to increased surface temperatures around the wind farms. Of course, you realize that the weather service stations are at ground level so this will contribute to the
global warming climate change hysteria.
Happy May Day to the occupy movement and the rest of the
degenerates riff-raff they have accumulated.
- Solyndra not dealing with toxic waste at California facility (radio.woai.com)
- Solyndra Not Dealing With Toxic Waste At Milpitas Facility (givemeliberty01.wordpress.com)
- Solyndra: Toxic President Uses Taxpayer Money To Line Pockets Of His Toxic Cronies Who Leave Behind A Toxic Building Full Of Hazardous Waste (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Solyndra auditors cast doubt over solar upstart (news.cnet.com)
- Solar company Solyndra’s CEO steps down (news.cnet.com)
- 5 Green Tech Stories You Should Be Reading: April 2, 2012 (earthtechling.com)