College To Lower 3 Wind Turbines To Satisfy FAA

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

CONCORDIA, Kan. (AP) _ A north-central Kansas community college
plans to lower three wind turbines that have been deemed too tall
by the Federal Aviation Administration so the school doesn't lose
about $1 million in federal grants.

The Salina Journal reports Cloud County Community College officials have decided to pay for the roughly $150,000 project rather than lose the grants.

The windmills are 110 feet tall and sit on a hill south of
campus. A year ago the FAA told the college the windmills are in
Blosser Municipal Airport's airspace but were not considered a
hazard.

But sometime later the turbines were deemed a ``presumed
hazard,'' which prompted the FAA to adjust flight patterns to and
from the airport.

Community college officials say the turbines will be lowered 20
to 30 feet each.


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