Thin-film PV manufacturer Abound Solar, which filed for bankruptcy in 2012, has been cited by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for storing thousands of leftover PV modules and barrels of ‘toxic liquid’ at its facilities in Colorado.
According to the Denver Post, the company has been issued a ‘compliance advisory,’ which represents the first step in ordering Abound to clean up the sites. The modules are considered by the agency to be hazardous because they contain cadmium.
Abound's bankruptcy trustee, however, has challenged this claim. The trustee is reportedly seeking both module buyers and bids for the site cleanup job.