Irony alert: Solyndra abandoning its toxic waste

Sometimes, ironic juxtaposition happens naturally in the news without any effort from the reporter. Try this one on: Green company touted by Obama as the future of clean energy goes bankrupt, wastes half a billion taxpayer dollars, and then tries to dodge its responsibilities to clean up its own toxic waste. CBS San Francisco: 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. [...] Swardenski told CBS 5 the disposal process is going smoothly in Fremont, but what about nearby Milpitas?...(Read Full Post)