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Could CdTe PV Modules Pollute the Environment ?

@inproceedings{Fthenakis2003CouldCP,
  title={Could CdTe PV Modules Pollute the Environment ?},
  author={Vasilis M. Fthenakis},
  year={2003}
}
As CdTe PV modules reached commercialization, vocal opposition emerged based on concerns about potential emissions of cadmium from them. In this short article I discuss the pertinent technical issues and conclude that CdTe PV modules do not present any risks to health and the environment during their use, and recycling the modules at the end of their useful life completely resolves any environmental issues. 
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