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Inmates & guard suffer at jail while pressure washing

Inmates and a guard suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at jail while pressure washing

Jon Johnson, Assistant Editor Eastern Arizona Courier Newspaper reports:

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that, in high quantities, is toxic to humans and animals and can be lethal. It is the most common type of fatal air poisoning in many countries.

Paramedics from Southwest Ambulance transported four inmates and a guard from the Graham County Jail to the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center Wednesday at about 3:40 p.m. after the victims apparently suffered carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to a preliminary report from Graham County Undersheriff Jeff McCormies, workers at the jail were operating a pressure washer in cell block B that caused carbon monoxide to build up. The pressure washer is powered by a gas Honda motor. Continue reading

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Tackling Pollution in H2O

Did you know that a single quart of used motor oil contaminates 250,000 gallons of fresh water?  During heavy rains, toxic chemicals found in lawns, on rooftops, and on paved surfaces such as parking lots, roads, and around construction sites are carried away into storm drains.   Continue reading