9 September 2010

Microsoft Columbia Data Center Expansion Air Quality Health Impact Assessment

An intriguing news release that invites comments on the decision to permit the expansion of this data centre in Quincy, USA and involves a health assessment.

The key health concern identified is the potential for diesel exhaust particulates generated by the backup generators that are powered by diesel engines. The "third-tier review of the health impact assessment" was undertaken by the Department of Ecology for the State of Washington.

Click here to go to the news release.

Click here to go to the air quality health impact assessment report.