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March 10, 1978
Mr. G. Hunter Miley
& Mr. George H. Miley, II
1337-B Mt. Vernon Avenue
Williamsburg, Virginia 23105
Dear Messrs. Miley:
This is in response to your letter dated January 30, 1978, which was addressed to Chairman Frank R. Barnako of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Your letter was referred to this office for reply. Please accept my apology for the delay in response.
Your suggestion that grain elevator explosions can be prevented by the elimination of the present dust producing equipment and by redesigning an entirely new non dust producing grain handling plant is being evaluated at this time. The Redler Conveyor which apparently has the unique ability to move large volumes of finely divided particles, even dust, without any agitating, will receive consideration in the development of new standards for the grain handling industry. Any additional information you could provide concerning non dust producing equipment will be helpful. If you have any further suggestions or recommendations we would be most interested in reviewing them.
Thank you for your interest in this matter. If I may be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
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