Abound Solar ordered to clean up "hazardous waste"

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Abound Solar is ordered to clean up hazardous waste and some solar panels that are unsellable.

Solar panels

DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado health department is ordering bankrupt Abound Solar to clean up hazardous waste and thousands of solar panels that it says are unsellable at four Front Range facilities.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/15f8SUa) that the Loveland-based solar panel maker's bankruptcy trustee, Adam Singer, is challenging the description of the panels as hazardous waste. Singer says a buyer for them is still being sought, and a bid to clean up remaining waste is being reviewed.

Health officials say the panels wouldn't be considered hazardous waste if someone buys them.

Abound Solar made solar panels by applying a thin film of cadmium telluride to a sheet of glass. Federal agencies consider cadmium a probable carcinogen.

The company filed for bankruptcy protection last year after prices of solar panels collapsed.


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