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Officials: Smoke at Stevens Point construction site not concerning


Black smoke at a Stevens Point construction site on Northpoint Drive worried several neighbors, but the city's director of public utilities said there are no lasting environmental impacts. 

The smoke came from a boiler truck, and was caused by an incorrect air-fuel ratio. City officials said a minor adjustment was made and the problem was fixed within about 30 minutes.

"Probably just running a little inefficient right at first," said Public Utilities Director Joel Lemke. "And again, just because of the amount of heat needed a lot of energy [goes] into that. We'll check into that, making sure everything is running smooth."

Crews are currently working on prepping the sewer line under Northpoint Drive in preparation for a roundabout project. 

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