- n. Plural form of shut-off.
“Many more people are taking to the streets protesting ballooning inflation and power and gas shut-offs.”
“Critics at the Pipeline Safety Trust would also like to see pipeline operators continue to replace manual shut-off valves with automatic and remote shut-offs, especially after the San Bruno incident.”
“Even pawn shops and loan sharks are more palatable and less expensive than the bounced checks and utility shut-offs that would result in their absence.”
“John Lynch (D) has called on state regulators to review procedures on power shut-offs because a woman who used oxygen equipment died Thursday after a utility cut her electricity.”
“Hart noted that it is common to have manual shut-off valves for pipes of that size, rather than automatic shut-offs.”
“In the past, the Russians have used gas shut-offs to neighboring states to extend their political clout.”
“Those who are dealing with corporate control of water's manifold downsides – water takings, water shut-offs, price hikes, short cuts on water treatment – are people deeply affected by the water crisis and corporations 'actions," said Mark Hays from Corporate Accountability International.”
“The background details clearly show the shut-offs violate federal and state regulations that provide minimal health and utility safeguards for the rest of us.”
“Buildings inspectors also tested the safety devices, such as audible and visual warning signals, anti-two block devices, and boom hoist safety shut-offs on the tower cranes to determine whether they were working properly.”
“Despite stepped-up efforts by state and federal governments, utilities and private groups to help people avoid shut-offs this winter, some worry the problem will only get worse in the coming months, particularly with the downturn on Wall Street.”
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