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DEFECTS FOUND IN ENGINE MOUNTS
DC-10s to undergo safety insi
(Continued from Page 1)
area of the assembly at the same time. United Airlines spokesman Dave Even after the aircraft are returne
The engine is bolted to the metal pylon, stwald said its inspectors yesterday to service, Bond said, the engine moui
Bond said the engine mountings st "found a crack in a pylon spar web, a tings will be inspected every 10 days o
have undergone periodic inspections horizontal reinforcing place" on the every 100 flying hours - whicheve
and that cracks and other potential wing of one of its 37 DC-10 jets. comes first - until the FAA develops,
and thtcacsd ohrptnilpermanent inspection plan.
Thems escapno qu tn somewhere Bond said all DC-10s would undergo a He declined to estimate how long hi
"nThee isno etin': omeghee "comprehensive inspection" for order would keep the planes on th
along the line we didn't do it right," he possible problems in the engine-to-wing ground, but said it was possible the jet
said, mountings. He said FAA officials would could be back in the air in two or thre
SHORTLY BEFORE Bond announ- distribute new inspection procedures to days.
ced the grounding of the planes, Mc- the airlines. The grounding played havoc with th
Donnell Douglas Corp., manufacturer travel plans of thousands of passenger
of the DC-10, said an inspection in OFFICIALS SAID each plane may at Los Angeles and Chicago, but ther
Chicago had turned up a crack on an return to service after its inspection by were no reports of major delays at th
engine mounting on a United Airlines airline mechanics, who are licensed by three New York airports.
DC-1o. the FAA.
Bills to protect tenants may backfire'
Continued from Page i) Strempek of the Ann Arbor Tenants Strempek. "I'vg got tenants who are
tenant." Union said he feared landlords might members of ten nts' unions," he said
RNON HUTTON, owner of several tryon keep me meroney than they ar hsTR E misivng about thpoposeh
mnent buildings in the Ann Arbbr entitled to retain, leg isings he bive the bills ae
agreed with Williams' "Landlords shouldn't have the idea legislation, he beiheves the bills are
step in the right direction.
sment of the effects of the they can keep money out of a security One landlord said he sees the recen
sed legislation. "Any legislation _ deposit," he said, push for tenants' legislation asa
auses a decrease in what the lan- STREMPEK ALSO expressed con- response to the current economi
will get, will drive up the rent cern about the bill which protects situation.
ly," Hutton said. "Landlords try tenants who are members of tenants' "Michigan has always been a con
d rent down and try to make a associations from eviction. "If I go to a sumer state," said McKinley Proper
landlord and say I work for the Ann Ar- ties Vice-President Don Taylor
ause the security deposit bill bor Tenants Union, he wouldn't rent to "People are more concerned than ever
a landlord to retain interest ear- me," he said. "The reasons a landlord about getting their fair dollar
y security deposits until a tenant might not rent are personal." especially now in a political climate
n a request for the money, Chris However, Hutton disagreed with with a recession setting in."
d A spokesman for American Airlines
n- in Chicago estimated that about 17,000
r persons nationwide were bumped from
r DC-10s, including about 3,200 in
Many frantic and often angry
s passengers faced long lines and longer
e delays at Los Angeles as airlines tried
s to juggle routes and planes to make up
e for the temporary loss of the big jets.
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e "WE DIDN'T handle it well," said
d Burn. "For some reason we didn't relay
to Burns Security very well what had
t The University's Director of Safety
a Walter Stevens said, "I guess the in-
formation got read wrong. Somebody at
the laboratory didn't relay the infor-
Although officials at the NRC's
regional branch were unaware of the
r spillage when contacted by The Daily
Sunday night, a spokesman said
e yesterday the NRC had talked to
managers of the plant and would send
an inspector within several weeks.
"WE WILL VERIFY all this with an
inspector at the site," said Duane Boyd,
section chief of the NRC's Region 3
branch. "The event is a very minor
Boyd said an inspection is being
made because of an inquiry by a source
outside the laboratory relating to the
According to Burn, the Phoenix
Memorial Laboratory has not had a
serious accident in nearly 21 years of
operation, and employees take many
"THE MATERIALS we work with
have no heavy body burden - the
radioactivity is short-lived," said Burn.
"If employees didn't wash their hands,
however, they could conceivably tran-
sfer the radiation to their food."
"In experiments like that you're
bound to get a little spillage," said Bir-
dsall. "Some of the water just spattered
onto the floor."
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING Prof.
William Kerr, director of the Phoenix
Project, said none of the water
penetrated the walls of the building and
added that there are no after effects.
"The reactor itself was not involved
or damaged during the incident," said
Burn said the laboratory would con-
duct its own internal review of the in-
cident so that a similar situation does
not occur again.
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volume LXXXIX, No. 20
Wednesday, May 30, 1979
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