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Wed May 28, 2014

Data Center Power Plant Faces New Obstacles

Proposed Data Center in Newark
Proposed Data Center in Newark
Credit delawarejobsnow.org

Another legal hurdle has been placed in front of a plan to build a gas-fired power plant for a Data Center for a University of Delaware research center.

A citizens group is asking a Superior Court to overturn a Board of Adjustment decision to uphold the Newark’s rezoning approval for The Data Centers LLC.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that this came on the same day as new city-commissioned report that – one critical – called “pretty damning”.

Liberty Environmental Incorporated retained by Newark submitted a report that expressed concerns about the air quality and recommended monitoring before during and after the project is built.

Meanwhile, Newark City Council members are taking up sponsorship for a $7.5 million state economic subsidy for the facility.