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Nuclear mishap gets
mixed local response

Tanzania nears,
conquest of Uganda

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safety systems in all nuclear plants,"
PIRGIM claimed in the statement.
PIRGIM contends that the "defense
in depth" systems, which safeguard
most nuclear power plants, have never
been adequately tested, that engineers
have discovered flaws in designs for
many of these systems, and that human
error could lead to serious accidents.
"IF THEY (nuclear power plants)
operated the way the industry says they
should, the Harrisburg accident should
not have happened," the statement
concluded.
Nuclear Engineering chairman King,
who spent 20 years as nuclear engineer,
said he has never before heard of a
serious accident at a nuclear power
plant. Accidents "have a way of hitting
the headlines, but the effects way down
the line tends to be forgotten, because
they are negligible," he said.
Fear of science is "an old story,"
King said. "People are going to be
frightened," he admitted.
CITING HIS ROLE as a scientist,
King refused to comment on the

severity of the Three Mile Island ac-
cident. However, he said, "If there was
a number quoted (in the press) for
radiation released into the atmosphere,
if I changed this number down by a
thousand, it would still bother the
public."
Nuclear power should be evaluated in
the same way other applications of
science are evaluated, according to'
King. Just as there is risk in driving a
car, he said, nuclear power has its
risks. It's not a question of whether
there is a risk, but rather how much
risk the public is willing to accept, King
added.
DAVE DEVARTI, who is a member
of the anti-nuclear power group, the
Detroit Edison Shareholders Initiative,
said that the economics of nuclear
power provide arguments against
building plants as much as safety con-
cerns do. He estimated that the $1
billion Three Mile Island plant could be
closed for years.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter)-Panic
gripped the besieged Ugandan capital
of Kampala yesterday as heavy gunfire
intensified in and around the city,
residents and refugees reported.
People who fled the city told repor-,
ters at the Kenyan border that Ugandan
soldiers were joining the thousands of
civilians now in flight from Kampala.
IN TANZANIA, the newly formed
Uganda National Liberation Front
(UNLF) said Kampala and nearby En-
tebbe international airport were now at
the mercy of its forces seeking to over-
throw President Idi Amin.
The rebel organization said President
Amin was himself fleeing north from
the capital with convoys of troops still
loyal to him.
Kampala residents reached by
telephone said they had locked them-
selves into the basements of their
houses as shelling and small arms fire
grew heavier in the city and it suburbs.
IN THE TANZANIAN capital of Uar

es Salaam, a UNLF spokesman said:
"Kampala would and will fall into our
hands at our will. We are giving enough
time for innocent citizens and
foreigners to leave Kampala."
At the Kenyan border town of
Malaba, refugees crossing into Kenya
said the road out of the capital were full
of civilians carrying their belongings or.
pushing carts holding their children
and possessions.

The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 30, 1979-Page 9
VOICES 6ND VISIONS:
Asian Americans in the Creative Arts
Workshops: Media, Literature, Music, and Asian American Identity
Guest Artists:
* GEORGE TAKEI-Well Known Film and T.V. Actor, Better Known as
Star Trek's Mr. Sulu,
* MOMOKO IKO--Novelist, Poet, and Playwright, Author of the Play,
Gold Watch
* NOBUKO MIYAMOTO & BENNY YEE-Leading Asian Ameri-
can Jazz/Folk Musicians
" DAVID LOUIE-Assistant News Director of WXYZ TV
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
Michigan Union, Pendleton Room
9 am-5:30pmn $1 or students
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 764-5248
Sponsois: MSA, LSA-SG, Rackham-SG, UAC, Minority Student Services, community Servies, Housing
Special Projects, VP-Office of Student Services, Asian American Association andIBM.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGMAN
Presents
The 1978-79'
Tanner Lecture Program
MARCH 30 531
The Tanner Lecture On Human Values
EDW0sRD 0. WILSON
Baird Professor of Science, Harvard University
"Comparative Social Theory"
8:30 PM-FRIDAY, MARCH 30
RACKHAM BUILDING, LECTURE HALL
Symposium on Sociobiology

9:30 am:

and Human Values
STUARTA. ALTMMM
Professor of Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago
"THE RELEVANCE OR IRRELEVANCE
OFANIMAL BEHA VIOR TO HUMAN CONDUCT"

10:45 am*: ALEXANDER ALLAND, JR.
Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
"HUMAN GENETICS, SOCIOBIOLOG Y, AND CUL TURE"
1:30 pm: )OiH14 R. SEARLE
Professor of Philosophy, The University of California, Berkeley
"SOCIOBIOLOGYAND ETHICS"
2:30 pm*: PANEL DISCUSSION: Professsors WILSON, ALTMANN,
ALLAND, and SEARLE
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
Modern Languages Building, Aud. 3
* Time approximate
ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITHOUT CHARGE

Bottoms p Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
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EMIL FACKENSHEIM: "The Holocaust: Authentic and
Unauthentic Responses" Keynote address.
2 pm Rackham Amphitheatre.
Mulit-Media Program:
Dance Performance: I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY
Film: NIGHT AND FOG
Photographic and Wire Sculpture Exhibit
Panel Discussion: Personal Accounts of Survivors
7:15 pm Pendleton Room
REV. JOHN T. PAWLIKOWSKI: "Confronting the Holocaust from a
Christian Perspective"

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