“Solar panels can’t be sent to regular landfills. Lead and carcinogenic cadmium are just two of the persistent pollutants that rainwater can leach out of solar modules. It’s worth noting the scale of the problem: a proposed solar harvesting facility that would partly power Microsoft data centers would contain 100,000 pounds of cadmium alone. 67”
- Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It (Politics of the Living) by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, et al.