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Stimulus-Backed Solar Company Cleanup Could Cost Taxpayers Millions
Colorado Observer ^
| March 12, 2013
| Sunana Batra
Posted on 03/13/2013 10:18:13 AM PDT by george76
Abound made national headlines last year when the solar firm collapsed after receiving a $400 million taxpayer loan guarantee. But that failure could potentially stick taxpayers with an estimated $2.2 million more in cleanup costs ...
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had informally ordered Abound Solar to clean up hazardous waste at four Front Range locations, where concerns were raised about contamination.
The CDPHE found 2,500 pallets of unsellable solar panels and over 6,000 gallons of hazardous liquids. The panels and liquids contain cadmium, considered a toxic substance by federal health agencies
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia; US: Nevada; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: aboundsolar; corruption; hazardousliquids; hazardouswaste; jonstryker; patriciastryker; solar; stimulus; stryker
Patricia Stryker and her brother Jon are large Democrat campaign donors .
The billionaire heiress and college drop-out : Pat Stryker could have financed the entire project herself, but instead used her political connections to put taxpayers on the hook.
posted on 03/13/2013 10:18:14 AM PDT
OMG 6,000 gallons of hazardous materials ——How Green was that?
This green crap has just about gone far enough.
posted on 03/13/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT
Just another way democRats are trashing this state.
posted on 03/13/2013 10:30:50 AM PDT
( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
--as an aside to this, can't get on the Pahrump Valley Times
website right now for link, but one of the huge "solar" developments near here has applied for permits (in California) to build a 30 mile, 12" natural gas pipeline---necessary to keep the fluids in the solar plant warm at night---
posted on 03/13/2013 10:38:26 AM PDT
(--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
The panels and liquids contain cadmium, considered a toxic substance by federal health agencies
But, but solar was supposed to be green and clean!!!
posted on 03/13/2013 12:09:52 PM PDT
Look up The Sundancer solar car. This is a car designed and built by a group of high school students from my hometown. They have won all 11 races they have entered including one in Australia. The school has a girls’ team now.
posted on 03/13/2013 12:29:16 PM PDT
But there are no good guys involved on any side.
posted on 03/13/2013 4:00:25 PM PDT
(We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
Mama, You be from Houston?
I have seen them practicing on the Natchez Trace. I love that car as a school project.
Not very practical, but damn it is a good learning tool for the whole school, town and state for that matter.
posted on 03/18/2013 8:14:39 AM PDT
(Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
Yep. Still have relatives there. Went to State and have been here in HSV since 1966. Check out family business: www.aztechnology.com. It was started by my late husband in the basement of our house. My daughter is President/CEO. It is a very unusual company known worldwide for its products.
posted on 03/18/2013 1:18:53 PM PDT
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