Ms. Inez Moore Tenenbaum Chairman The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 4330 East West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814 November 29, 2010 Dear Ms. Tenenbaum: Have you been wondering if the U.S. government and the corporations
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Afterdamp – [n] – a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine. There was hope, following last Friday’s explosion at a coal
The old mining term for explosive gases in coal mines is “firedamp”. It seems illogical – I mean, a damp fire? – until you realize that it comes from the German word “dampf” for vapors.
BOSTON, Mass – October 1, 2010 – Boston firefighters evacuated a high-rise apartment building this morning after high levels of carbon monoxide seeped into the building from a basement boiler that was being taken apart.