"Toxic Waste Casts Cloud on Massachusetts Solar Co."

"Evergreen Solar Inc., one of Massachusetts’ rising green energy stars, is on its way to becoming one of the state’s top producers of hazardous waste.

The company generated more than a million pounds of hazardous waste last year, according to a report filed this week with the state Department of Environmental Protection, even though its new $450 million factory in Devens wasn’t operating at full capacity.

'It’s the other side of this whole clean energy push,' said Liz Harriman, deputy director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell."

Christine McConville reports for the Boston Herald July 3, 2009.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009