New Mexico wary of Intel

Suspicion and accusations have dogged Intel for more than two decades. Residents near Intel’s factory outside Albuquerque, a facility identical in many ways to its Oregon operations, complain that Intel emissions poison their air.

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New Mexico residents blame Fab 11X for everything from bad smells to fatal lung diseases, and their concerns are attracting scrutiny from federal regulators.

Intel concedes it has been ineffective in addressing fears in New Mexico. But though it acknowledges that it may have contributed to an atmosphere of mistrust, Intel is emphatic that it has done nothing to make the atmosphere unsafe. And few complaints have surfaced in Oregon.

“We are extremely proud of our EHS — environmental, health and safety — results,” said Todd Brady, Intel’s global environmental manager.

Read more in today’s Oregonian.

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