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Intel's D1X plant leaves a muddy mess

The excavation of Intel's new D1X plant in Hillsboro has resulted in hundreds of thousands of yards of material dumped around Washington County.

The excavation of Intel's new D1X plant in Hillsboro has resulted in hundreds of thousands of yards of material dumped around Washington County.

Frantic attempts to meet the chip maker's tight construction deadlines overwhelmed the county's permitting process for dealing with excavated materials. As a result, some soils were improperly placed in wetlands, prompting the county for the first time in its history to revoke a fill permit. 
Other Intel fill sites appear to contain extensive amounts of construction fabric, large rocks and other materials not allowed under county fill standards. 
Some county farmers are griping that a fast-tracked permitting process resulted in huge "dirt dumps" smothering prime agricultural sites.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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