"Solar power increasing lead poisoning"

Solar energy requires that you be able to store the energy for after the sun sets requires batteries. Massive battery production means more dealing with lead, and thus more lead pollution. See an extended discussion here:

Solar power plants stand as major culprits in lead emissions and lead poisoning in India and China, according to a study conducted by a University of Tennessee-Knoxville professor Chris Cherry. Solar plants make significant use of lead batteries. . . .

Link to the Solyndra scandal here.

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Blogger Chas said...

Markie Marxist sez: "It's not heavy metal poisoning when WE do it! Mercury poisoning from compact fluorescents and lead poisoning from solar batteries? No problemo! After all, it's for a worthy cause - bringing down capitalism! Ha! Ha! All that environmentalism stuff is just for the capitalists. We Marxists didn't pay any attention to it back in the USSR, did we? Of course not! Ha! Ha!"

9/08/2011 1:07 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

This poisoning also occurs with electric/hybrid autos as well.

9/12/2011 1:59 PM  

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