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University Of Delaware Scraps Data Center Plans

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware says it is pulling the plug on plans for development of a data center at the former Chrysler assembly plant site in Newark.
    
University officials said in a statement Thursday that an internal working group concluded that the proposed facility, which included a 279-megawatt power plant, was not consistent with plans for its science and technology campus.
    
The Data Centers LLC, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, had proposed a 900,000-square-foot data center complex
    
The project was supported by Gov. Jack Markell as a jobs creator but drew fierce local opposition from many Newark residents.
    
The project also drew the attention of state lawmakers, who threatened to withhold $3 million from the university if it dragged its feet in deciding whether to go ahead with it.

 

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