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KU-EHS Releases Air Quality Report

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

LAWRENCE - The Department of Environment, Health & Safety has announced that they have released a new annual air emissions report. This report compiles data of air pollutant emissions produced on the Lawrence Campus from 2011-2014. Specifically, the report details the amounts of fossil fuels (e.g., natural gas and diesel oil) combusted on campus by stationary sources (e.g., boilers) from which the amounts of air pollutants emitted during the year can be calculated.

Stan Loeb, an Environmental Specialist at KU, says, "Many members of the community, including the faculty, staff and students of the University as well as the public, are unaware of the ongoing efforts the University of Kansas makes to protect both the environment and public health of the community and state. In regards to the emissions of air pollutants (both criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions), the University continually works to minimize the amounts of these pollutants while maintaining a strong and vibrant research and teaching institution. This report is a coordinated effort involving many units on campus (e.g., the Departments of Facility Services, Design and Construction Management, and Environment, Health & Safety) working together to facilitate this goal."

If you have any questions or concerns regarding air or environmental quality on campus, contact Jon Rossillon 785-864-0224 or jrossillon@ku.edu.


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