New efforts aim to protect Virginians from Carbon Monoxide

Photo courtesy of www.portsmouthva.gov
Photo courtesy of www.portsmouthva.gov

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — There are new efforts to protect Virginians from a silent killer — Carbon Monoxide.

The first is a bill from Local Senator Tommy Norment that would require landlords to install carbon Monoxide detectors in rentals at the renter’s request. The landlord could charge a small fee.

The second effort is in Portsmouth and comes after a carbon monoxide leak in an apartment at Swanson homes caused two deaths a year and a half ago. Watch the video above to hear about the efforts in Portsmouth from Battalion Chief Jim Hoffler with the Portsmouth Fire Department.

 

 

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