Briefly: New, water-intensive chip factories in Arizona commit to minimize use

CNBC reports that U.S. semiconductor company Intel recently announced that it plans to spend $20 billion on the construction of two new chip plants in Arizona. TSMC, a Taiwan semiconductor manufacturing company, also announced their intentions to build a $12 billion factory in Arizona. While these manufacturing plants use millions of gallons of water every day, they’re seeking ways to reuse that water. On average, Arizona only received 13.6 inches of rainfall between 1970 and 2000, making it the fourth-driest state in the nation.

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