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Don't turn off the air conditioners

2013-03-31 15:32:54.180979+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

The nice thing about computer programming is that you get to work in a safe environment, away from nasty chemi... wait, what?

Google workers at Superfund site exposed to hazardous levels of trichloroethylene (TCE):

When Netscape occupied the Google site, a controversial "air stripper" operated there for more than a decade, emitting toxic chemicals into the air without monitoring, according to Lenny Siegel, executive director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight, an activist group based in Mountain View. In 1999, Netscape was acquired by AOL, which declined to comment.

I've seen a number of developments, both commercial and residential, which depended on active ventilation or environmental control systems to maintain safe indoor environments because they were built on polluted sites. One of the things we have building codes for is to protect the future inhabitants of a development, but I wonder about some of these special case situations where there's lore associated with the running of the building, and how that'll hold up over half a century or more...

Via JWZ: Netscape Cancer: far worse than Brand Necrophilia.

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