The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit to the Hillsboro manufacturing plant after fluoride leak allegations.
Oregon regulators granted Intel an air quality permit for its Washington County manufacturing operations last week, a permit sidetracked in the fall of 2013 over revelations the chipmaker had been emitting fluoride for 25 years without disclosing it.
No evidence emerged that the fluoride emissions posed a health risk, but Intel’s failure to disclose the fluoride emissions worried neighbors and outraged environmentalists. Intel apologized for the problem and spent months negotiating with regulators and neighbors to win a new permit.
(READ MORE: Oregon Live)