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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Mercury threat
WASHINGTON ({)-Potentially dan- nosis, and that others may crop
gerous levels of the toxic chemical mer- regardless of new control measur
cury have been found in the waters of 14 The reason: mercury has a li
states, leading one state to request federal least 100 years; water cannot x
disaster aid. tizied of existing millions of poun
The metallic water pollution - source the metal collect in and resists
of the 19th century "Mad Hatter's" dis- from vital human tissues, especial
ease-has forced fishing bans of varying and nerve cells.
degree in some waters of most of the Mercury causes progressive bra
affected states. age, blindness, kidney disease, a:
Alabama Gov. Albert Brewer is al- death when absorbed in large qu
armed about the economic consequences The insanity that afflicted sor
of a mercury-caused ban on commercial century hat makers using mer
fishing in some 51,000 acres of state shrink belt fibers inspired Lewis t
waterways. He says he will request fed- portrait of the Mad Hatter in
eral disaster aid. Adventures in Wonderland."
The major source of water-borne mer- Mercury is also used as a fung
cury, federal officials say, is discharge seed for grain crops. From the see
from industries using the metal in the found its way into hogs in New
manufacture of paper, chlorine, sodium, cattle in Oregon, and pheasantsi
and plastics, tana and California.
There have been no reported cases of A New Mexico family was sever
mercury poisoning in this country from oned in January after eating m
contaminated fish and shellfish, But 43 contaminated pork.
persons died in Japan a few years ago "Some mercury pesticide con
from fish contaminated by the discharge are cancer-producing in animal sy
of a large plastics company. Rep. John Monagan' (D-Conn), sr
Federal health officials suspect that terday. "And mercurial residues
cases exist but have escaped correct diag- adulterate food."

found

in

14 states

up soon
res.
fe of at
be sani-
nds; and
removal
ly brain
in dam-
rnd even
antities.
me 19th
cury to
Carroll's
"Alice's
icide on
d it has
Mexico;
in Mon-
ely pois-
nercury-
mpounds
ystems,"
aid yes-
illegally

Federal pollution officials only began
looking for mercury contamination in
water some two months ago. They say
they had been lulled by a falsebelief the
metal would not dissolve in water.
"Now, every place we look we are find-
ing significant amounts of mercury," said
one official of the Food and Drug Ad-
ministration.
"We're only seeing the beginnin.; of this
problem." Mercury has been fund in
significant amounts in waters of Ala-
bama, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New
York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Vir-
ginia, and Wisconsin.
Last month, state authorities from the
water resources commission reported that
the Huron River contains the highest
level of mercury contamination of any
inland river in Michigan.
Edward Bacon, a biologist with the
state Department of Natural Resources,
said however, that he had "no fears" that
the level of contamination was high
enough to endanger the city's water sup -
ply or to require a ban on sport fishing
in the area.

John Hesse, of the state water resources
commission, reported that bottom samples
taken downstream of the city's sewage
treatment plant in April contained .75
parts per million of mercury. The next
highest concentration of mercury found
downstream, of any city in the state was
.2 parts per million.
The source of mercury contamination
has not been determined but Bacon in-
dicated that it was not believed to be
the result of industrial as has been sug-
gested in other states.
He said that studies have indicated a
population of 1 million can be expected
to produce up to 1,000 pounds of mercury
wastes a year through trivial accidents
such as breaking thermometers.
A more important concern, Bacon said,
was with naturally occurring mercury de-
posits in the area.
Severe restrictions on sports fishing
were enforced in the St. Clair River and
Lake St. Clair when the mercury content
was found to exceed three parts per mil-
lion. In some species of fish sampled
earlier this year, the mercury content was
found to exceed five parts per million.

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'JUSTICE FAST'
Sinclair jail sentence

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protest starts July 28
A Justice Fast will begin July City, the White Panthers, and
8 in Detroit to protest the im- other Detroit groups.
risonment of J o h n Sinclair. A similar community group is
he four-day fast will mark the sponsoring a rock and roll con-
rst anniversary of his sentene- spiracy benefit for Jack Forrest,
g for allegedly bombing the convicted with Sinclair on the
nn Arbor offic9 of the CIA. same charge, on July 21 at the
Participating in the fast will Palladium in Birmingham. The
community members, mem- show will include Commander
ers of Sinclair's fanily, and Cody and his Lost Planet Air-
inclair himself w h o is cur- men, Detroit featuring Mitch
ntly serving his 9-/2-10 year Ryder, the Up, the Fruit, Shaky
ntence at Marquette Prison. Jack, and a light show.
The Justice Fast is not the The show will be from 7 p.m.
ntire action; the whole. week of until midnight and will c o s t
ly 28-August 2 has been de- $2.50.

Read and Use Daily Classifieds
July 10, 11-Fri., Sat.I
THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
dir. GUY HAMILTON (1959)
! LAWRENCE OLIVIER
" BURT LANCASTER
" KIRK DOUGLAS
Shavian comedy, with its satire of social
norms.
7 & 9:05 Architecture
662-88715c Auditorium
CLASSIC MA T INES
each weekend the Fifth Forum will
bring back a popular f ilm-only $1.50
SAT. and SUN., JULY 11 and 12--1:45 pm.-3:30 p.
not continuous with "The Grasshopper"
JOHN LENNON and
MICHAEL CRAWFORD in
ROCRORD LESTER's
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Richard Lester also directed- "Help," "A
Hard Day's Night," "Petulia," and "The
Knack"
NEXT WEEK
© P oruM Jeanne Moreou in Truffaut's
A"The Bride Wore Black"

HONG KONG (P)-Released by
the Communist Chinese after 12
years in prison, Roman Catholic
Bishop James Edward Walsh yes-
terday walked out of the country,
where he has spent half his life,
across a border bridge and into
freedom.
After freeing the veteran mis-
sionary, the Chinese announcedl
that another American prisoner,1
Hugh Francis Redmond of Yon-I
kers, N.Y., committed suicide three
months ago.
Dressed in khaki trousers and
an old checked shirt, the 79-year-
old prelate from Cumberland, Md.,
put on a tired smile as he neared
the British border post at Lo Wu.
He told border guards he had been
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in China "a long, long time---I \
am very tired and I'm glad I'm s
out."A
The Maryknoll priest, convicted
in 1960 of running an "imperial- c
ist" spy ring, was taken by sur- a
ptise when told Wednesday that p
he was being freed, from the Ward h
Road Prison Hospital in Shang-
hai, a Roman Catholic spokesman 5
said Friday. 0
The Rev. James Sullivan told a t
news conference that "a doctor r
came into his room and gave him C
a quick checkup, took his blood h
pressure and then told him to c
pack his bags because he was
leaving." ,
The bishop then traveled by 1
air-conditioned train to Canton, c
accompanied by a doctor, a a
photographer, an interpreter and
policemen.
From there he continued on to ti
Hong Kong and crossed into the n
British colony, unannounced, at o
midafternoon yesterday. An am- a
bulance took him to the Roman
Catholic Maryknoll Hospital here. b
A doctor examined Bishop Walsh C
and found him "quite alert men- n
tally, his memory was good, he was r
in good health and there are no t
problems."F
Father Sullivan said Bishop
Walsh, a priest for 55 years, was 1
looking forward to receiving Holy I
Communion Saturday and wanted i
to celebrate Mass, which he has
not done since he was jailed. The i
services will be in the hospital. 3
In Cumberlana, Md., Bishop
Daily Official Bulletin
Day Calendar
Saturday, July 1p
Degree Recital: A. Kindt, piano. Sch.i
of Music Recital Hall, 2:30 pxam. (
Cinema Guild: "The Devil's Disciple" rs
& "A Couple of Tights" (short): Arch- 7
itecture And,, 7 & 9:05 p.m.
Degree Recital: J. Langenkapten-H
or, Sch. of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m.!.
Sunday, July Y,?
Chamber Music concert: M. Cunning, S
piano & Marion Schrock, clarinet,
Sch. of Music Recital Hall, 4:30 p.m. N
Degree Recital: S. Perkins, organ,
Hill Aud., 4:30 p.m.1:
Degree Recital: F. Errante, clarinet. 1L
Sch. of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m. (

clared John Sinclair Week. It
will culminate on Sunday; Au-
gust 2 in a Feast/Concert at the
regular weekly Ann Arbor free
concert held at Gallup P a r k.
That evening a benefit for the
John Sinclair Defense Fund will
be held in Hill Auditorium.
The protest is sponsored by
members of Detroit radio sta-
tions, Creem magazine, 0 p e n

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