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Deer roam the outskirts of the Alcoa aluminum plant in Malaga on April 18. The plant, idle since 2016, announced its permanent closure in December 2021.

MALAGA — Some are pondering what will become of about 2,800 acres of Alcoa Corporation property, including Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority and Chelan County PUD officials.

Alcoa announced in December it would permanently decommission its aluminum plant, Wenatchee Works, in Malaga, which has been idled since 2016. The company stated work would begin immediately to prepare the site for potential redevelopment.



Emily Thornton: (509) 861-2174

thornton@wenatcheeworld.com or

on Twitter @EmilyK_Thornton

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