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Indiana State University begins drilling for oil

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Indiana State University will begin drilling for oil under the university.

Crews in Terre Haute plan to hide the equipment with landscaping.  They also have a system to vaporize the smell of oil.

The university does not know if the area is profitable but there are already plans for the money.

"Any proceeds that might be realized our trustees have asked that those funds be dedicated to deferred maintenance needs on our campus. There are many that need to be addressed and this might possibly be a way of helping us do that," said Indiana State University representative Iann McKee.

The site will be used by students for hands-on learning and all the data found will be used for research and classroom work.

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