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The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 11, 1979-Page 5
New nuclear plants need emergency plans
(ContinuedfromPage3) " Require the NRC to develop for Officials said 12 of 28 states which Officials said Arkansas, Alabama,
Pennsylvania reactor, also approved congressional consideration a plan for have operating reactors have gover- California, Connecticut, Delaware,
- A . continuous monitoring of "the pnrincial nment-approved clans Almost all the Florida Iov Tso J si pm

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several other steps uesigneu toU eai
with Three Mile Island-type accidents
of the future. They include:
. Require the NRC to draft legislation
giving the government sole authority to
operate a reactor during an emergen-
cy.
* Require establishment of a hotline
between the NRC and operating
nuclear facilities for use in an
emergency.
* Require the NRC to place its own full-
time inspectors at each of the nation's
operating nuclear plants. Currently,
there are NRC officials at 22 of the 70
plants in operation.
Iran ups oil
prices 60C
per barrel
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The Iranian
government yesterday raised oil prices
by 60 cents a barrel and an oil company
official said "market conditions"
demanded it - apparently a reference
to world shortages.
Before dawn, a revolutionary firing
squad executed a doctor who ran a state
police hospital, the 200th person to die
at the hands of Islamic justice.
OFFICIALS OF the National Iranian
Oil Co. said beginning May 15, Iran will
impose its second additional surcharge
in a month, bringing the price to $17.17
per barrel of light crude and $16.64 for
heavy grades.
The move raised the prospect of more
surcharges by other petroleum expor-
ting countries, several of which have
announced increases in recent months.
On April 15, Iran slapped on surcharges
of $1.80 for heavy crude and $1.90 for
light crude.
Yesterday's announced increase will
help remedy what Iranian sources
claim has been a drop in oil income sin-
ce the February revolution led by
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
THE STATE radio broadcast said the
man executed, Akbar Bahadori, 53, a
surgeon in the central city of Arak,
where he ran the hospital, was convic-
ted by an Islamic court of corruption
and of paying supporters of the ousted
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Arak
to attack anti-shah protesters with
clubs. Bahadori was elected to
Parliament in 1975 and held the rank of
stte police colonel.
In other developments, Iranian
newspapers reacted angrily to foreign
criticism of Wednesday's execution of
multimillionaire Habib Elghanian, a
prominent Jewish leader accused of
corruption and associating with Israel.
The newspaper Ettelaat, noting a
U.S. State Department expression of
concern, said "The government of the
United States has been under the in-
fluence of the five-million strong
Jewish community of the United States
which controls many of that country's
mass media and has strong bases in the
Congress and the Senate."
THE NEWSPAPER Kayhan, in a
front-page editorial, said Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin's concern
over the execution "is in fact a protest
against the revolutionary movement of
a nation which is no longer willing to
submit itself to exploitation."
See IRAN, Page6

control-room safety instruments" in
nuclear plants.
MEANWHILE, Idaho Gov. John
Evans told a separate Senate panel that
state and local officials should be in-
cluded, "as principals" in review of
fuclear plant operation and safety, an
area now left to industry and federal of-
ficials.
Evans said Pennsylvania Gov.
Richard Thornburgh "bore a solitary
burden" during the Three Mile Island
aftermath because he was required to
decide whether to order an evacuation
but lacked swift access to information
necessary to make the decision.

states have some form of evacuation
plan, even though they are not gover-
nment-sanctioned.
OFFICIALS SAID the following 16
states with operating reactors have no
federally-approved emergency plans:
Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina,
Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont,
Virginia and Wisconsin.
In addition, Arizona, Indiana,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, New
Hampshire, Tennessee and Texas have
plants under construction but lack NR-
C-approved plans.

,ala kw, 41za, w Jersey,
New York, South Carolina and
Washington are the 12 states with
operating plants and government-ap-
proved evacuation plans.
No list was available of the 41 plants
that would be forced to close in six mon-
ths under the committee's plan if their
states did not develop acceptable
emergency plans.
Export markets consume the produce
from almost one out of every three
cropland acres harvested in the United
States.

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