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blackdamp

[′blak‚damp]
(mining engineering)
A nonexplosive mixture of carbon dioxide with other gases, especially with 85-90% nitrogen, which is heavier than air and cannot support flame or life. Also known as chokedamp.
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Persimmon and Bellway Homes authorised research to establish whether stythe - also known as black damp - is present at the proposed housing site at Cramlington in suffi-cient quantities to endanger public health.
Stythe - also known as black damp - has resulted in previous fatalities in the UK, and its presence has led to some homes in Cramlington having to be evacuated and monitored in the past.
Persimmon and Bellway Homes have declined to tell local people and The Journal about the outcome of a study into whether stythe, also known as black damp, could endanger public health at their site at Cramlington.