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Tuesday, August 19, 2003



 
On yesterday's Countdown, KO said this:
Stocks of combustible gases, such as carbon dioxide and helium, are helping to fuel the flames making the blaze highly volatile.

I don't expect any news person to know about chemistry, but I think that most people know that CO2 is the product of combustion and that He is inert. Fire extinguishers are filled with, yes, carbon dioxide! After the Hindenberg, blimps switched to a non-combustable gas -- helium!

A Tulsa site (not TulsaWorld -- they require a subscription) said it was a welding company, so I would assume the combustible gas was acetylene. Oddly, I was telling a friend an uninteresting acetylene story just last night.

Posted by Gel 10:56 AM Post a Comment

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