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  • Strangely parallel to the Yellowstone catastrophe was the start of the federal government's other fire-suppression policy with the 1984 Continental Illinois "too big to fail" bank bailout.

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  • The move, which follows plans for similar corporate divorces at ITT Corp., ConocoPhillips and Kraft Foods Inc., transforms a serial acquirer that bought literally hundreds of companies over the past five decades into a single $10 billion entity selling security and fire-suppression systems to business customers.

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  • The National Transportation Safety Board said the Federal Aviation Administration shared blame for the accident because the agency failed to implement earlier recommendations that cargo holds on passenger planes be required to have either smoke detectors or fire-suppression systems.

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  • The marine survey will report on the hull, fittings, equipment, electronics, safety equipment, electrical systems, fire-suppression systems and fuel systems.

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  • Electrical power failed at the time of the explosion, preventing fire-suppression systems from activating, but the size and speed of the blast was such that any attempts at controlling it would have been futile, the report concluded.

    New Gulf-Spill Report Points to Missed Signs

  • The company now boasts four factories, making fire extinguishers in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh; cylinders for compressed natural gas in a special economic zone in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh see "Fueling the Cars of Tomorrow"; fire-suppression systems in the western state of Maharashtra; and fire pumps and other equipment in Dubai.

    Smoke Detector

  • The agency's safety bulletin also indicates that current fire-suppression chemicals used on most jetliners have been demonstrated as "ineffective in controlling" fires involving certain types of lithium batteries.

    FAA Issues Lithium Battery Fire-Safety Alert

  • The majority of cargo jets don't have advanced fire-suppression systems in their main cargo holds.

    FAA Warns About Lithium Battery Cargo

  • The majority of cargo jets don't have advanced fire-suppression systems in their main cargo holds

    FAA Issues Lithium Battery Fire-Safety Alert

  • Pressure from such industry groups — including appeals to White House officials about the cos t of special packaging and mandatory installation of advanced fire-suppression systems on all big cargo jets — has complicated and delayed government rulemaking.

    FAA Issues Lithium Battery Fire-Safety Alert


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