Re: The infamous (and odoriferous?) Fair Radio cap
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: David Trimmell <davidt-at-pond-dot-net>
> In the eight years I spent as a HP tech I don't remember PCB's or Dioxin
> being within our realm of expertises, fuel flea's, definitely! Most all
> Industrial Hygienists' I have work with would consider PCB's and Dioxin's
> to be a significant health hazard. I beg to differ with your opinion.
I wasn't a tech.
I'm not going to get in a long discussion over this. Anyone who is interested
information beyond the official party line of the EPA and those that profit
their regulations can find more than enough information here on the web.
Once a "toxin" becomes a profit center, it takes on a life of its own. One can
to www.epa.gov right now and see this in action. EPA is proposing to relax the
disposal requirements for lead-bearing construction waste (LBW) so that (common
sense), the homeowner can simply toss debris painted with lead paint in the
rather than having to hire an abatement service to do the same thing. They
sound technical basis for this rule change. Guess who's fighting it
tooth-and-nail? Why, the abatement industry, of course.
PCB abatement is at least as big an industry as lead abatement. A small detail
like new facts won't be allowed to derail it.
For the coiler, a PCB cap will guarantee that no matter what you do, you don't
to worry about blowing the cap and causing a fire. The cap may blow but it
won't burn. I know of many examples in the utility industry where men have
from fires resulting from transformer and turbine explosions, fires that would
have happened pre-PCB ban.
John De Armond
Neon John's Custom Neon
"Bendin' Glass 'n Passin' Gas"