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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Intel is in talks with the DEQ about a possible retroactive permit as part of its work to rebuild community trust after not reporting fluoride emissions.

That the chipmaker might need a permit for work that's been under way since 2011 is tied to its admission that it has been emitting fluoride for years without state knowledge. Intel informed the agency of the mistake in 2012, and the agency disclosed the omission this year as Intel sought a new state air permit.

Had the agency known about the fluoride releases when it approved Intel’s massive D1X buildout, the company might have needed to go through a more rigorous emissions vetting and a public hearing, according to the DEQ. Instead, the agency issued the company a letter of approval in late 2010.

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