Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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2/25/23  1:55 pm
Commenter: Elspeth McCormick

PLEASE do not approve this proposal - PROTECT uor citizens

If the existing power grid does not have enough power for all of the data centers, the answer should be to limit data centers NOT to allow the running of generators 24/7. 

The allowance of diesel-electric generators to run 24/7 will creates two very distressing situations.  1. the unchecked amounts of diesel engine pollution added into our air 100' from schools and homes.  2. the extreme noise that each diesel generator will make, again 100' from our homes and schools.  We already have a toxic level of noise in our neighborhoods near data centers already causing documented stress induced noise related medical issues.  Running these diesel generators 24/7 will make this issue drastically worse.  PLEASE do not approve this proposal - PROTECTING our citizens should be your FIRST priority.

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