That Special Touch: One of Obama’s Bankrupt ‘Green Energy’ Favorites Ordered to Clean Up Their Hazardous Waste Sites

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

They shouldn’t worry. Obama will just cut them a check from his stimulus stash. Wait, what? He pissed away a trillion dollars already?

Gee, that money sure would come in handy now that he’s jetting around the country squealing about $85 billion as a result of his sequester stunt.

It’s worth noting the state-run Denver Post omits the name Obama from this embarrassing tale.

Colorado health and environment officials have ordered Loveland-based Abound Solar, the bankrupt solar-panel maker, to clean up hazardous waste at four Front Range locations.

The Abound facilities are storing thousands of “unsellable” solar panels and thousands of gallons of toxic liquids, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports.

“The Department views these 2,000 pallets of solar panels as a characteristic hazardous waste for cadmium,” a report on a Denver warehouse said.

Alas, we still have some reputable journalists left to point this stuff out.

President Obama once claimed that a $400 million loan given to Abound Solar would “help America win the race for the clean energy economy,” but now the company is bankrupt and under orders to clean up the “hazardous waste” at the plant.

“The Department views these 2,000 pallets of solar panels as a characteristic hazardous waste for cadmium,” the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a report. The Denver Post says that clean-up costs are projected to be $2.2 million.

That’s  hardly the future Obama anticipated when he awarded the company stimulus funding. “Already, I’ve seen the payoff from these investments,” Obama said.  “I’ve seen once-shuttered factories humming with new workers who are building solar panels and wind turbines; rolling up their sleeves to help America win the race for the clean energy economy,” he added, before Abound Solar had to shutter its Colorado factory.

Don’t expect a word about this from the state-run national media.

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2 Responses to “That Special Touch: One of Obama’s Bankrupt ‘Green Energy’ Favorites Ordered to Clean Up Their Hazardous Waste Sites”

  1. Blue Hen on 27/27/13 at 5:12 am

    Either he’s so correupt that most of these companies are fronts, or he’s so incompetant that he can’t even successfully involve us in companies trying (and failing) to make energy, which is something that is needed. A lot. Daily.

    And notice how we keep hearing about how clean solar is? And when do we hear about icky heavy metals and toxic liquids? Only when the crap is abandoned.

  2. lyle on 27/27/13 at 12:24 pm

    And notice how we keep hearing about how clean solar is?

    Spot on. When I ask my lib friends if they know how much toxic chemical compounds are used to make solar panels, the totally blank look on their faces reveals their ignorance.