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Friday, April 25, 2014

The chipmaker will pay $143,000 in civil penalties related to fluoride emissions at its Hillsboro construction sites.

The company signed a mutual agreementwith Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality regarding the emissions on Wednesday. The state said the emissions occurred “without getting proper approval.”

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