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Colorado orders bankrupt solar-panel maker to dispose of hazardous waste

Fox News -- A Colorado solar-panel maker, which spent $70 million of a $400 million federal loan guarantee from the Energy Department before going bankrupt last year, is now being ordered to clean up hazardous waste at four storage facilities filled with leftover panels.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Abound Solar is storing thousands of “unsellable” solar panels and gallons of toxic liquids at sites in Colorado, the Denver Post reports.
The panels were made using cadmium, a once-cheaper alternative to standard silicon cells. But cadmium, according to federal health agencies, is a toxic substance and carcinogen.
Abound stopped recycling the unusable panels in February 2012, citing budget constraints, the bankruptcy trustee said.
Abound also filed for bankruptcy last year


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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 12:28:39 AM

LOL, never ask for something you'll never receive from the Aviator Cakes!

The Truth shall set you free!!!

[Edited by: drpepperTX at 3/4/2013 12:29:09 AM EST]
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LetemEatCake
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I didn't ask for citations Pops!.. must not be reading again...ESL?
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drpepperTX
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Interesting is it not Cakes? No citations from the Aviator? LOL!

The Truth shall set you free!!!
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 12:01:42 AM


Aviator_Rob...Haven't heard a peep either!

[Edited by: LetemEatCake at 3/3/2013 12:02:15 AM EST]
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 1:53:47 PM

Please don't expect any honest answers from the Aviator teenitup! LOL.

You are right on with that post FluffyDogAttack!
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 1:32:33 PM

At least evil "Big Oil" actually provides a product and service that is useful, economically viable, and accessible to all. Solar, what a joke.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 11:49:49 AM

Could you provide some substantiation for your estimates Aviator Rob?
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remay
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 8:52:07 AM

Milk us (taxpayers) for all THEY were worth...
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 8:19:59 AM

Bail em out like Gm, Ford and the banks.
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Stop subsidies until All refined product stays here!
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 12:13:32 AM

How does a bankrupt company afford hazardous waste clean up costs?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:59:41 PM

Plenty of people here howling about the $70 million "wasted".

Meanwhile, not one peep about the $10 BILLION worth of subsidies that goes to Big Oil EVERY YEAR.

(And that $10 billion is a conservative estimate.)
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:55:57 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:53:15 PM

sounds like a california problem all over again
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:50:25 PM

Good !
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:46:53 PM

thats the government for ya, just give away our hard earned money
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:46:01 PM

Wasted money!!! What were the executives salaries and bonus??
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:44:01 PM

Not ok
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:41:59 PM

How much have we spent on nuclear and coal clean-ups?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:37:50 PM

more taxpayer $$$ at waste
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:37:13 PM

They are bankrupt!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:36:35 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:36:05 PM

Certainly gives the industry a bad name, not to mention the millions the US Government is on the hook for. Wonder if Chinese competition really "did them in", as they claim?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:33:39 PM

all their officers should pay for it
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:32:02 PM

Tough
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:31:03 PM

So who pays for the clean-up? YOU DO. Nice. Where's my $400 million loan guarantee?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:30:53 PM

Too late, too bad.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:28:53 PM

Another good use of taxpayer money.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:28:34 PM

Hmmm
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:26:28 PM

waste
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:26:10 PM

Our tax dollars at work. Another "bridge" to nowhere.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:25:59 PM

Just flush it down the crapper
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:24:36 PM

Make Van Jones do it.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:24:33 PM

How many company parties and how many yachts did the spend the money on?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:23:15 PM

Obama should clean it up himself
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:21:58 PM

Meanwhile back in sequesterland, the money spent on this and numerous similar projects could have been used to help pay for the prisoners stay in our prisons, or the meat inspectors, or TSA guards, or etc..........
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:19:50 PM

SORRY BUT WHAT A WASTE!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:17:00 PM

Those Federal loans should not have allowed the use of cadmium but they still need to clean up.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:16:50 PM

hope he's motivated to do so
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:15:12 PM

Good luck with that.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:14:41 PM

Another debacle
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:12:52 PM

So this "clean" energy that we've been told is going to save our country, is not so clean?
I'll believe it when AL Gore sells out to the big oil companies.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:11:19 PM

Clean it up...
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:11:19 PM

What part of "bankrupt" does the state of Colorado NOT understand. If I remember correctly, the eco-socialists in Colorado celebrated when this company was propped-up with taxpayer money by the Narcissist-in-Chief. Now the jobs are gone, the money is gone, and Colorado is left with a mess.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:10:29 PM

The Ugly side.
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More waste of taxpayer $$$ by Obama and the tree-huggers.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:08:46 PM

that should be required
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:07:32 PM

They should clean up their mess.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:07:24 PM

We shall see.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:04:28 PM

of course
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Sell the panels to China; they don't care.
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