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Solar Panels Generate 300 Times More Toxic Waste Than Nuclear Reactors

Just like the more expensive low wattage light bulbs… a lot more dangerous to the environment than the simple bulbs that Edison invented. You used to just have to only worry about being cut by a broken bulb, now you’ll have to call the hazmat team in.

But, but, but nuclear plants don’t put money in the pockets of Al Gore, the inventor of the internet.

 

Daily Caller: Solar panels create 300 times more toxic waste per unit of electricity generated than nuclear power plants, according to a Thursday report from the pro-nuclear group Environmental Progress (EP).

The report found that solar panels use heavy metals, including lead, chromium, and cadmium, which can harm the environment. The hazards of nuclear waste are well known and can be planned for, but very little has been done to mitigate solar waste issues.

“The problem with waste from solar is that it isn’t handled as well as nuclear waste,” Dr. Jeff Terry, a professor of nuclear physics involved in energy research at the Illinois Institute of Technology, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “There are two types of waste from solar. Waste from the manufacturing scene and waste from the solar panel after it has gone through its useful life. There are materials in those that if they leached out, it wouldn’t be good.” More

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