Re: Question: Fuel Dumping

Date:         06 Jan 97 01:41:45 
From: (Gary Moffitt)
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> I used to collect rain water for my aquariums by setting a container on
> the ground in my back yard.  I had to stop because my fish started to
> die.
> I live in the flight path for Tampa International, so I started looking
> and, sure enough, found a film of what looked like kerosene on top of
> the water.  I suspect it came from either unburned fuel in the exhaust
> from full throttle take-offs, or from dumping on final.

I would not suspect that the film came from fuel dumping, fuel dumping is
not a normal procedure but rather an emergency procedure. I would suspect
that what you collected is residue from turbine engine exhaust, or pehaps
the by product of our generally polluted world.

Gary S. Moffitt