Chandler Intel chemical leak sends 12 to hospital

Chandler Intel chemical leak sends 12 to hospital

Intel officials said 43 people were evaluated and 12 people were taken to the hospital following a chemical leak at the company’s Chandler microchip plant.

Jason Bagley, a government affairs director for the company, said the leak occurred at about 6 a.m. on Saturday.

“At this point, we don’t have any additional information on these individuals other than they’re being treated and getting the help that they need,” he said.

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Intel Expands Again In Arizona

From the azcentral article “Intel to build $300 million research facility in Chandler

Construction already is under way on the 285,000-square-foot research facility at Intel’s Chandler campus, northwest of Rural Road and Chandler Boulevard.

The construction project will employ nearly 1,000 workers and is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2013, Intel officials said.

Intel Vice President and Director of Assembly and Test Technology Development Babak Sabi said the new facility would be used for “package development.”

“Package” refers to the housing around a microchip used to connect the chip to a computer board, Sabi said.