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Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu sought to assure lawmakers Tuesday of improvements in a loan program that became the focal point of criticism after the failure of solar company Solyndra LLC two years after it won a half-billion dollars in federal loan guarantees
"Solyndra has become its [public] face," he said, adding that "we dont know what will be the next shoe to fall."
Mr. Chu's comments came after Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, New Jersey Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations' energy and water subcommittee, said the public's faith had been shaken by the Solyndra collapse.