On March 9, according to Korean media reports, a fire broke out at the wastewater treatment plant of Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor factory in Banwol-dong, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do. Fortunately, no one was injured. The plant is mainly used to produce DRAM particles and NAND memory chips.
Source: The Daily Dot
The local fire department called about 30 fire trucks and 80 firefighters and is currently investigating the cause of the blaze, which is presumed to have started in a cooling tower on the roof of the three-story wastewater treatment plant. Samsung Electronics said that the fire broke out in the “Green 2 Building”, which is mainly used to treat the smell of wastewater generated during semiconductor production.
Local residents said the black smoke from the fire blanketed the surrounding area but did not cause much damage.
Since the fire started at the factory’s wastewater treatment facility and did not affect the chip production line, it will not affect the chip production of this factory. Samsung said that this time the fire did not cause any casualties, nor did it cause damage to the production line. Affect chip production.
On December 31 last year, the factory experienced a power outage for about 1 minute, causing some production lines in the Hwaseong factory to temporarily suspend production. The loss is estimated to be billions of won (equivalent to about 6.01 million yuan). left and right, and sparked speculation about whether the price of memory would increase.