Regulators are determining whether Intel should have gotten a new air quality permit before beginning work on D1X in 2010.
Observers and the company’s critics agree the fluoride flub won't ultimately derail Intel's two new, multibillion-dollar Hillsboro research factories, collectively known as D1X. But for the first time, environmentalists and regulators are raising the possibility the issue could briefly delay operations and construction at the site.
Environmental groups say they hope their actions will lead to closer monitoring of Intel's operations, perhaps including regular disclosure of its atmospheric emissions. But they say a brief delay in Intel’s plans may be an unavoidable side-effect of Intel fouling up its fluoride disclosure.
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