Letter: Solar energy not as 'green' a...

Letter: Solar energy not as 'green' as proponents contend

There are 1 comment on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Mar 6, 2013, titled Letter: Solar energy not as 'green' as proponents contend. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

Thanks for the article about the toxic waste streams from solar power . I have been curious about that issue for years.

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Yucca Valley, CA

#1 Mar 6, 2013
Wow, Dan Jordheim:"A few years ago, I did come across a researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland who cited an International Energy Agency research paper concluding that power generation with solar photovoltaics produced the same amount of toxic waste as is produced by nuclear power. Oh by the way, the half-life of the photovoltaic toxic wastes is, well, forever (it does not radioactively decay away)."

You,"ran across", yeah right. This is why bars shout out last calls. You can recycle solar panels and their "toxic" waste, since the SALT II treaty, you can't reuse or recycle nuclear waste. The only decay here is YOUR point of a poorly formed argument Jordheim.

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