The Data Centers LLC

In the wake of the lawsuit against the University of Delaware over the failed data center and power plant project at the old Chrysler plant supporters are calling for an investigation of claims that the school system sabotaged the effort and lied to the public.

Sam Lathem, president of the Delaware State AFL-CIO, told the Wilmington News Journal that he wants to know exactly what happened.

Meanwhile, state Senator Colin Bonini called the claims by The Data Centers LLC “disturbing” because the university gets state money.

The Data Centers LLC

That data center turned down by the University of Delaware might not be so dead.

Officials in Kent County say they might be interested in the facility.

Dover’s Mayor Robin Christiansen told WBOC that Newark’s loss could be Dover’s gain.

He told the television station that his town was certainly interested in the center adding that he has a comparable site in mind.

But, he declined to say where that site might be.

New Castle County Council member Stu Markham is calling on the University of Delaware to more thoroughly vet major projects.

He says he wants to avoid the drawn out battle that developed over the proposed data center that included a gas-fired power plant at the old Chrysler site which drew sharp local opposition.

The University announced the termination of its 75 year lease with The Data Centers LLC with the viability of its plans for the 279-megawatt power plant coming into question.

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”.

The gas-fired power unit that would be attached to the proposed data center on the University of Delaware campus just got another opponent.

The UD Faculty Senate voted 43-to-0 in favor of a resolution that opposes construction of the 279-megawatt facility.

The resolution says that the plant is inconsistent with the values of the university and would further damage the university’s relationship with residents in the surrounding community.