Members of the West Delaware School Board wait patiently outside the Lambert Elementary cafeteria after the fire alarm went off during their Sept. 12 meeting. Dust in a middle school construction zone triggered a sensor that was easily located and turned off.

West Delaware School Board members heard from Brad Kimmerle, who presented a safety concern during the Sept. 12 meeting. The Heartland Greenway project, proposed by Navigator CO2 Ventures, is coming too close to the district buildings in Kimmerle’s opinion.

In 2020, a Mississippi carbon pipeline rupture caused the evacuation of a small town. Liquified carbon dioxide can induce nausea, headaches, mental confusion and respiratory issues.