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Data Centres: Irish environmental issues

Introduction Environmental legislation in Ireland is principally administered and enforced in three ways: (i) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); (ii) by local authorities throughout Ireland and (iii) by the courts. The Minister for the Communications, Climate Action & Environment has an important policy setting role and the Health & Safety Authority is responsible for th...
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Environmental issues for Irish data centres

Some of the specific data centre environmental issues that are relevant to data centre operations are: Fuel storage and dangerous substances The Seveso III Directive is aimed at preventing major accidents involving dangerous substances and limiting the consequences in the event of such a major accident. If a data center stores 2,500 tonnes or more of gas oil (i.e. diesel fuel) for the purpos...
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