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German Silicon Maker Chooses Tennessee for New Factory

Article: German Silicon Maker Chooses Tennessee for New Factory

CLEVELAND, Tennessee, February 26, 2009 (ENS) – Tennessee officials and executives of the world’s second largest producer of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon today announced that the German company will build a $1 billion facility in Tennessee. Polycrystalline silicon is a primary component used in the manufacture of solar panels and semiconductors. Wacker Chemie AG of Munich,…

Tennessee Governor Gets Tough After TVA Coal Ash Spill

Article: Tennessee Governor Gets Tough After TVA Coal Ash Spill

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – Governor Phil Bredesen has told the Tennessee Valley Authority that after the coal ash spill at its Kingston Fossil power plant state officials will not allow the federal agency to continue to inspect itself. “We will be looking over their shoulders,” the governor said. “I have asked the…