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Re: [AV Media Matters] news story about CD & fungus

Have airplaines with aluminum skins stationed in this are exhibited similar

What about other aluminum objects?  Is the fungus (should there be one)
known to their government's health administration?

Steven Smolian    301-694-5134
Smolian Sound Studios

CDs made from old recordings,
Five or one or lifetime hoardings,
Made at home or concert hall,
Text and pics explain it all.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Repka <Charles.P.Repka@abc.com>
To: AV Media Matters <AV-Media-Matters@topica.com>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 10:16 AM
Subject: RE: [AV Media Matters] news story about CD & fungus

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Peter.Copeland@bl.uk [mailto:Peter.Copeland@bl.uk]
>> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 9:52 AM
>> To: AV Media Matters
>> Subject: RE: [AV Media Matters] news story about CD & fungus
>> (3) The disc has gone *transparent* as a result (one can see
>> the "label" in
>> reverse from the side carrying the recording).
>> (4) It is clearly the *aluminium* which is attacked, *not* the
>> polycarbonate.
>> (5) This may be consistent with the edge of the disc having received a
>> knock, not biological attack at all; I cannot conceive of a biological
>> attack upon polycarbonate leaving a mirror-finish you can
>> still see through.
>>     What feeds upon aluminium is another matter altogether!
>> Peter Copeland
>Perhaps nothing.  Perhaps the disc was never metalized properly in the
>lace and some is using the disc for a hoax.
>Charles Repka

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