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3/10/23  2:22 pm
Commenter: Liz Martorana

No More Air Pollution

Virginia rates 8th in the country in air toxins. According to the figures in this variance, if each generator in Loudoun County ran the average of 24 hrs per year, that is over 17,000,000 (seventeen million) gallons of diesel fuel vapors emitted into the atmosphere releasing hazardous pollutants contributing to irritation of the eyes and nose, headaches and nausea, respiratory disease, and lung cancer.  From the EPA website: "Environment - Emissions from diesel engines contribute to the production of ground-level ozone which damages crops, trees and other vegetation. Also produced is acid rain, which affects soil, lakes and streams and enters the human food chain via water, produce, meat and fish." The health and welfare of citizens in our Commonwealth are more important than the Almighty Dollar from data centers. Do not allow the implementation of this Variance

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