Twitter handle "Insider Paper" reports a massive fire has erupted at a polysilicon plant in China.
According to the report, "an explosion" occurred at a polysilicon plant in Shihezi City, Xinjiang, China. Polysilicon, or poly-Si, is used as a raw material by the solar photovoltaic and electronics industries.
Today 🚨 Massive fire after an explosion in a polysilicon (highly toxic) chemical plant in Shihezi City, Xinjiang, China pic.twitter.com/Tg01h27uMr— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) June 8, 2021
Another Twitter account, called "Today_China," also says the explosion occurred at a polysilicon plant in Shihezi on June 8 around noon.
6月8日中午，新疆石河子市一化工厂发生爆炸。生产多晶硅（毒性大） pic.twitter.com/1xTuL5iYBi— 今日中国 (@Today__China) June 8, 2021
Here's another video of the fire.
This report is so far unconfirmed by major western media outlets and is developing... But if confirmed, this could have severe implications for the global semiconductor industry, which is already in a terrible shortage.