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Archive for Tuesday, July 3, 2012

25 years ago: KU power plant to burn cleaner fuel

July 3, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 3, 1987:

  • Rodger Oroke, Kansas University's Director of Support Services, said this week that the KU power plant had switched from low-grade fuel oil to clean-burning natural gas. Residents near the area were expected to get relief from the smoke and odd smells that had plagued the area in recent months.
  • Many local residents had noticed that the needles had been falling from their Austrian pine trees. George Osborne, Lawrence's parks and forestry superintendent, said that the trees were suffering from a fungus called diplodia blight. The fungus, common to Austrian pines, had become particularly widespread in Lawrence in the last three years.

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