Well, so much for green………
SHANGHAI — A solar panel maker targeted by violent protests over pollution from one of its factories in eastern China has apologized and says it will do what’s necessary to clean it up.
Police detained at least 20 people after hundreds of villagers protested last week, some storming the factory compound and overturning vehicles. Authorities said the factory had failed to address earlier environmental complaints and that the protests followed mass fish deaths in late August due to runoff from heavy rains.
Jinko Solar, whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, said the factory’s production was suspended but would likely resume within a few days.
Amazing. I’m wondering if the people who favor solar power are aware of the practices of such companies. My question is, how bad is it that causes the Chinese populous to riot? That isn’t like a bunch of U.S. greenies sitting in front of a coal plant.
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