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Toxic cleanup at a snail's pace

Original post made on Oct 10, 2011

Despite the existence of new, cheaper technologies that promise a much faster cleanup, polluters including Intel, Raytheon and Fairchild Semiconductor spend over $5 million a year to operate "pump and treat" systems in the northeastern portion of Mountain View, the EPA reports.

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Thanks for an informative article on a tricky subject. By the way, this is the lot that was occupied by Fairchild Semiconductor in the 1950s, the first major semiconductor company in what later became known as Silicon Valley. Our rich heritage of pioneering technology companies has been mostly positive, but not completely.