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Al Gore in Arkansas for Osceola Groundbreaking

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OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore is to be in Osceola to break ground on a business that is to extract precious metals from discarded electronics equipment.

The invitation-only event is set for 12:30 p.m. today.

The facility, called BlueOak Arkansas, is to draw five metals from circuit boards and other electronics. The factory is to employ 75 people.

The company says there are several similar facilities worldwide but BlueOak would be the first in the United States.

Local economic officials say the business will fit in well with the steel industry in Mississippi County.