HC Deb 14 March 1939 vol 345 cc224-5
81. Mr. Pilkington

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the limestone dust method of controlling spoil heap fires, as described in the Transactions of the Institution of Mining Engineers, volume 93, part III, page 261, and referred to in the 74th Annual Report on Alkali Works; and whether this is considered generally satisfactory?

Mr. Bernays

My inspectors are familiar with this method and recommend it in suitable cases. It is an application of one of the general principles, that of blanketing with inert material, referred to on page 5 of the chief inspector's 72nd report. I shall send my hon. Friend a copy of the forthcoming report (75th) in which more reference will be made to this and other methods.

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