Solyndra not only wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, the defunct company that was created from funds given by the Obama administration, is now leaving a toxic mess in California.
From a report at the link below:
Federal officials hailed Solyndra’s plan to create clean energy when they awarded the company more than a half-billion dollars in loans, but the solar-panel maker’s abrupt closure now threatens to leave behind an environmental mess.
The company plans on paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to clean up its own property in Fremont, Calif., but a separate leased property in nearby Milpitas sits vacant with barrels of unknown chemicals and lead-contaminated equipment.The full extent of the potential environmental problem at the leased Solyndra facility remains unclear.
Officials at iStar, Solyndra’s landlord, say in court papers that they were not given the keys to the premises until this month, though Solyndra stopped making its lease payments in September when it filed for bankruptcy protection.
There may be environmental, health and safety issues and regulatory violations at the premises based on the materials Solyndra has left behind, which consist partly of open containers of unidentified chemical waste and lead processing machinery.