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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Public meetings begin next week on proposed Newport silicon smelter

A controversial silicon smelter proposed near Newport is the topic of four upcoming public meetings.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

HiTest Sand offers to pay $1 million for studies on electrical impact of proposed Newport smelter

The company proposing to build a silicon smelter near Newport will pay $1 million for studies about the smelter’s effect on the electrical grid.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 2:20 p.m.

Hundreds turn out for public hearing on proposed Newport silicon smelter

Plans to build a $325 million dollar silicon smelter south of town drew a large crowd to the Newport High School gym Wednesday night.


$300 million silicon smelter plan promises jobs in Usk

Usk was chosen as the site for a proposed silicon smelter. The Canadian company will get state assistance to build a $300 million facility.


Alcoa site could open for silicon plant

A potential restart of the shuttered Alcoa plant at Addy may founder because of high electricity costs, executives working on the project say. Northwest Silicon LLC President Dave Tuten said …