blackdamp

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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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The now defunct Blyth Valley Council is said to have rejected two planning applications for the town because of the stythe issue.
Engineering experts were commissioned to carry out a study into presence of stythe at the site with a promise that the scheme would not go ahead if the work concluded that it would result in danger to public health.
The developers have also said the scheme would not go ahead if the work concludes that it would result in danger to public health from stythe.
In April 2012, residents were promised that the finding of a study by engineering experts into the stythe issue would be made public at a public meeting six months from that time.
Now residents fighting the housing scheme proposed by landowners Persimmon and Bellway Homes have been promised that the finding of a study by engineering experts into the stythe issue will be made public and shared with them.
Persimmon and Bellway Homes have commissioned consultants Wardell Armstrong to carry out detailed investigations into ground conditions and the stythe issue, and they are due to produce a report in about six months time.
A lot of people are against it because of the stythe gas issue.