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Vance fail
to agree on

LONDON (AP)-Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and
British Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington met for nearly sit
hours yesterday on a range of international issues but ap-
parently failed to agree on the touchy issue of a new Anglo-
American strategy on Rhodesia.
Speaking to reporters outside the Foreign Office,
Carrington said: "We have had a busy day." He described
his first meeting with a senior American official since the
Conservative government gained power in national elections
May 3 as "not only very agreeable, but very positive."
Vance, standing with Carrington at the news conference,
avoided direct reference to Rhodesia. He said European
issues, the Middle East, Asian, and Caribbean problems
were discussed, adding that "some African problems" were
touched upon.
BEFFORE LAST month's Rhodesian elections, both
countries had been united on not recognizing any new black
majority Parilament chosen without the participation of

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, May 22, 1979-Page 9
nationalist guerrillas led by Robert Mugabe and Joshua
Despite Western pressure,-the guerrillas were left out of
the process in which Bishop Abel Muzorewa was elected the
country's first black prime minister.
The U.S. Senate, nevertheless, has voted to urge
President Carter to lift economic and political sanctions im-
posed by the United Nations after Prime Minister Ian Smith
unilaterally declared independence from Britain in 1965. Car-
ter has promised to make a decision on Rhodesian
recognition by mid-June.
TOP LEVEL British Foreign Office officials visited
Rhodesia last week and declared the elections were as "fair
and free" as possible. But new British Prime Minister,
Margaret Thatcher had delayed any decision on recognizing
the new Rhodesian government, which will be installed later
this month, until after an August British Commonwealth con-

House panel says A-plant accidents likely
(Continuedifrom Page 1) degree of serious danger - until one or procedures turned out to be inap- directly.
THE TASK force headed by Weaver two days after the damage had oc- propriate under the circumstances. * Two valves on an auxiliary
concluded in its report that control curred." * A pressure relief valve stuck in the pump system that mistakenly ha
room operators were unable to harness CENTRAL FINDINGS of the task open position was probably the single left closed when they should hav
the nation's worst nuclear accident force report were that: most serious malfunction, but conflic- open, may not have contribu
because their instruments gave them * Instruments that could have given ting information reaching the control much to the severity of the acci
false or misleading information. control room operators a clear in- room delayed a diagnosis of the previously suspected.
"I saw no operator error not closely dication of what was happening were problem for more than two hours. "THROUGHOUT THE early h
related to design or equipment error," either nonexistent or inadequately * An emergency core cooling system the accident, the operators cou
Weaver said. calibrated. that had turned on automatically was readily interpret reactor cor
"Operators and engineers involved * Operators followed prescribed throttled back dramatically, con- peratures," said the report.
from the start of the accident procedures during the first hours of the tributing to reactor overheating. Thus at the time when most
repeatedly told the task force they did accident based on the best information * A move based on a misinter- damage was done to the fuel cor
not know the extent of damage - the available to them - even though these pretation by operators of a water-level plant's reactor No. 2, control

d been
'e been
ted as
dent as
ours of
uld not
e tem-
of the
v at the
4 room

Edison expects rate

* The temperature in the reactor
core soared to a dangerous 2,000
degrees Fahrenheit during the first
hours of the accident, but control room
monitors were inadequate for
measuring this high a temperature

operators were responding to the
emergency based on inaccurate infor-
mation, the report indicated.
The report presented the first formal
assessment of what went wrong at the
nuclear plant near Harrisburg, Pa.

hike of $69
t Continued on Page 5
million Port Huron-area facility.
THE EDISON statement said the an-
ticipated approval of the staff recom-
mendation "is a forward step in utility
"The plant will be available to
produce electricity in time for the likely
period of greatest need this summer,"
it said.
The state attorney general's office,
however, recommended against any in-
terim increase.
ASSISTANT Attorney General Hugh
Anderson said the "plant is not useful
and never will be, and shouldn't be paid
for" by Edison customers.
Anderson said the plant's fuel bills
alone will be higher than the cost of
buying the same amount of power from
another utility.
BUilding the plant in the face of
rising oil prices was "crazy planning"


by Edison's management, he said.
THE EDISON spokeswoman said the
utility "cannot rely on our neighbors to
supply power that we may need.
"Basically, it's just a question of
availability," she said. "Will that
power be available when it is needed?"
The Detroit-based utility's earnings
for the 12 month period ending in March
were $139 million or $2.19 per share, up
from $82 million or $1.45 per share in
the previous 12-month period.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP)-Ronald
Sutherland, novelist, critic, columnist
and commentator, recently became the
first visiting professor in Canadian
studies at the University of Calgary.
Sutherland will' hold the visiting
professorship for the winter term. He is
the former head of the English depar-
tment at the University of Sherbrooke.

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