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AP FILE PHOTO, MARCH 23, 2010 | published: February 11, 2013

California Green Design employees assemble solar electrical panels on the roof of a home in Glendale, Calif. Homeowners on the hunt for sparkling solar panels are lured by ads filled with images of pristine landscapes and bright sunshine, and words about the technology’s benefits for the environment. However, the industry is creating millions of solar panels each year and, in the process, millions of pounds of polluted sludge and contaminated water.



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