Workers conduct maintenance amid the pipes, chemical tanks and reactors at REC Silicon, a plant in Moses Lake, Wash., that employs 280 employees. REC Silicon makes polysilicon, a key component in solar panels. China was once its largest customer.
Workers conduct maintenance amid the pipes, chemical tanks and reactors at REC Silicon, a plant in Moses Lake, Wash., that employs 280 employees. REC Silicon makes polysilicon, a key component in solar panels. China was once its largest customer. Mark Harrison The Seattle Times/AP
Workers conduct maintenance amid the pipes, chemical tanks and reactors at REC Silicon, a plant in Moses Lake, Wash., that employs 280 employees. REC Silicon makes polysilicon, a key component in solar panels. China was once its largest customer. Mark Harrison The Seattle Times/AP

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