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The sprawling factories used to go unnoticed under the bright desert sun. But for the past year, a parade of screaming fire engines has been piercing the calm surrounding the two air-bag-inflator manufacturing plants in Mesa, Ariz. The local fire department has responded to 21 emergency calls at one of the plants, the latest on Dec. 2. Now, with every rumor of a new problem, helicopters from nearby television stations swarm over the facility ready to record the slightest puff for the evening broadcast.

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