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Where is EIA report for Bosch photovoltaics factory in Penang?

To be fair, where is EIA report should be posed to all photovoltaics factories in Kedah, Penang and Melaka.

Photovoltaics manufacturing processes are not green and pollution free, more than ten types of toxic chemical compounds are used and produced several by-products like cadmium compounds, hydrogen chloride, trichlorosilane, carbon tetrachloride, hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, sodium hydroxide, etc.

Read this technical article sponsored by US government on potential hazards in PV manufacturing.

Each ton of photovoltaics produced in factory will release 3.5 ton trichlorosilane and 4.5 ton silicon tetrachloride.

Where are these untreated toxic wastes go if no waste treatment facility in Penang? Either ship back to German or keep in the store room forever or discharge into sea?

This is a serious question to be answered by PR and BN governments.

Lim Guan Eng replied that is a nonsense question and another Penang exco answered it’s hypocritical to ask this question when BN is the one approved First Solar in Kulim.

My clue to readers is untreated wastes discharge into sea is the likely answer.

Those people busy to oppose Lynas is better to look at any factory in their backyard first. Those believe stay in Penang Island and Kulim is environmental safer than Kuantan is better think twice.

Photovoltaics manufacturing is risky and hazardous to public health and environment like Lynas rare earth and furniture plant, the only difference is raw materials used in photovoltaics not containing naturally occurring radioactive material.

According to Penang Gerakan and several news reports released, those villagers in China staying nearby the photovoltaics factories have suffered cancer, septicemia and pregnancy illnesses than normal level.

Penang Gerakan was talking with an EIA report conducted by a US company unlike Pro PR environmentalists who talked with myths.

The same requirement for a waste disposal facility for Lynas should be imposed to all photovoltaics and any factories in Malaysia.

Both BN and PR governments are irresponsible to rakyat for environment control.

生产光伏产生各种问题 民青团促林冠英交代

http://www.kwongwah.com.my/news/2012/03/13/162.html

(槟城13日讯)针对博世(BOSCH)马来西亚太阳能厂日前与槟州发展机构签署合约,以在威南峇都加湾购地建厂生产光伏(Photovoltaics)一事,槟民青团今日促槟首长林冠英向民众交代,州政府将如何采取措施来确保该生产光伏计划不会对槟州环境造成污染及影响人民健康。

槟民青团公共投诉局主任朱笙鑫联同民青团副团长陈嘉亮及黄世庆今日召开记者会,并向媒体出示了来自美国环境研究及投资槟城公司的研究资料,显示出光伏板在制造过程中,是会严重污染环境的。

朱笙鑫表示,制造光伏板最主要的物质多晶硅,在生产的过程中会产生高达十几种的危险及有害物质,包括氯、氯化氢、三氯氢硅、四氯化硅、氢氟酸、硝酸、氮气、氟化氢和氢氧化钠等物质,对环境和人体都存在危害。他说,生产1000多吨多晶硅会产生三氯氢硅3500吨、四氯化硅4500吨,而未经处理回收的三氯氢硅、四氯化硅是有毒液体,对环境的污染极为严重。

他指出,他不否认或许有科技技术能解决生产多晶硅所带来的污染问题,但林冠英至今仍没有针对生产光伏计划向民众作出明确的讲解及交代,令人无法不对此计划感到担忧。同时,林冠英也没交代工厂将设立在峇都加湾的哪个地区,若工厂建立靠近该区的住宅区,恐会严重影响到居民的健康。

“在中国的浙江海宁一个村落因靠近晶科能源工厂,导致村民多人患有癌症及败血症,妇女也难以怀孕,这让槟城人不得不担心光伏板制造工程带来的威胁。”陈嘉亮补充,州政府已表示将在峇都加湾进行可负担房屋计划,因此林冠英更必须告知民众建厂的地点,好让民众自行评估风险。

因此,槟民青团公共投诉局要求林冠英明确告知民众建厂的地点,并针对州政府的环境研究报告、废料处理及紧急情况处理方面的准备向民众交代清楚,来说服民众建立此工厂不会污染环境及威胁民众健康。

The nkkhoo.com comment board with Facebook account.
Gempaq says:

Are you joining the Angry Lobster movement to save Pengerang from Rapid?

nkkhoo says:

No.

Roy says:

Why? Is it because Rapid is a BN project and a MCA member like you cannot protest?

nkkhoo says:

That is not your problem.

Xiong says:

March 30 — Claims that the Bosch solar panel plant in Penang will produce radioactive waste are “not so accurate”, the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) said today.

The nation’s nuclear regulator pointed out that such plants “do not generally produce or emit radioactive material and so are not subject to the Atomic Energy Licensing Act 1984”.

“The article in The Mole which refers to the AELB director-general’s statement on the solar panel project in Batu Kawan, Penang is not so accurate and has caused confusion among some parties.

“The AELB director-general did inform The Mole on March 21, 2012 that, as of that date, AELB had not received any application declaring that the plant will use radioactive material.

“If the plant does not use or produce any radioactive material, the company does not have to get a licence from AELB to operate,” it said in a statement.

AELB added that if Bosch decides to use any apparatus or gauge at the plant that includes a radioactive sealed source to measure products for quality control, it will have to apply to the regulator for a licence.

Allegations that Robert Bosch GmbH’s multi-million solar panel site will produce radioactive waste emerged earlier this month soon after the government’s plans for a parliamentary select committee on Lynas Corp’s rare earth plant was announced.

The formation of the panel, which will hear “scientific and fact-based views” from stakeholders on the controversial refinery, was approved by the Dewan Rakyat on March 20.

On March 21, pro-Umno blog The Mole quoted AELB director-general Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan as saying that the Bosch plant “will produce radioactive material” and would therefore need licence from the regulator.

Construction of the plant in Batu Kawan, which will have a capacity of 640MW per year is scheduled to begin later this year.

Bosch has said that the plant will be a key part of its globalisation efforts to further cut costs and increase energy yields.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/aelb-penang-solar-plant-will-not-produce-radioactive-waste/

nkkhoo says:

Just prove Parti Cinta Rakyat and Pro-UMNO bloggers are stupid is good enough.

I am no longer to approve similar comments on non-exist radioactive issue in Bosch solar panel in my blog.

Gempaq says:

Why like this?

Fiona says:

PM Najib’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) has identified the photovoltaic (PV) industry as a main area for growth. According to the ETP, Malaysia targets to be the world’s Number 2 producer of PV by 2020. This is in line with the target for renewable energy sources to contribute at least 5.5% of the country’s entire energy mix by 2015, as outlined in the National Renewable Energy Policy.

nkkhoo says:

Either the PV or rare earth should be ok as long as we do not allow foreign investors to discharge untreated pollutants freely.

Malaysia will be a loser if our political parties turn foreign investment into a political issue like Lynas and Bosch.