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Old Faithful? — Although the bus shelter area in front of Bldg. 31 temporarily looked like part of Yellowstone Park on the morning of July 9, it wasn't geothermal heat being vented. Rather, the geyser that erupted appears to have resulted from groundwater leaking into the campus steam distribution system. So theorized the Office of Research Services in an urgent email explaining why steam was cut off to Bldgs. 31 and 6 that day. The shutdown temporarily affected all hot water in Bldg. 31 and all systems and equipment that use steam in Bldg. 6. Bldg. 31's cafeteria was also closed as a result. Repair crews cordoned off the area and spent the day fixing the inadvertent fountain.

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