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dirty power

Electrical mains voltage that is unfriendly to the delicate innards of computers. Spikes, drop-outs, average voltage significantly higher or lower than nominal, or just plain noise can all cause problems of varying subtlety and severity (these are collectively known as power hits).

dirty power

A non-uniform AC power (voltage fluctuations, noise and spikes), which comes from the electric utility or from electronic equipment in the office.
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Our focus is on quality-of-life improvements in low-income communities and communities of color, particularly those historically polluted by dirty power plants.
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Bush created a huge loophole that allows dirty power plants to operate without controlling their emissions and endangered pregnant workers when he stopped regulating exposure to chemicals used in manufacturing semiconductors.
Instead of recognizing the requirement for dirty power plants and industrial facilities to dean up when they increase pollution, EPA is granting them a free ride on the lungs of our seniors by rolling back new source review protections in the Clean Air Act.
In mid-2002 the administration took another step in the same direction, proposing to relax rules that require industries to strengthen pollution controls when they expand old, dirty power plants.
As a result, it lets your equipment do what it's supposed to do without the interference of a dirty power line.
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