Data center secrecy often keeps residents in the dark | New

Dale Browne, president of the Great Oak Subdivision in Manassas, takes the megaphone during a protest outside the newly built Amazon data center complex next to his neighborhood. Residents of Great Oak have spoken of what they say is an annoying, incessant hum of data centers that bothers them day and night.

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Dr. Steve Pleickhardt speaks at a protest September 10 against the proposed Devlin Technology Park, a proposed seven to 11 data center campus on Devlin and Linton Hall roads.

Ramon J. Espinoza