Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 58-S1
:m ichigan DAIL Friday, August 4, 1978
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents .Sixteen Pages
ts per bi
By MITCH CANTOR
With Wire Services
housand sheep contaminated
B entered into the food chain in
two years, it was discovered
- polybrominated biphenyl - is
fire retardant which was ac-
ly mixed with Michigan
feed five years ago.
THE SHEEP were sold by
Myron and Richard Kokx the
contained less than the 300 par-
illion (ppb) of PBB which was
at the time. Since then,
r, the standard has been
to 20 ppb, a level which the
tinted sheep were sold
sheep surpassed. Though there is no explained yesterday. After finding con- animals eventually found its way into
way to determine exactly where the tamination on over 500 farms in the last the soil and farm machinery.
contaminated meat was sent, a large year, the department has since done ex- Though there are several studies on
percentage is believed to have been tensive testing on 60 farms, some of the effects of the toxic chemical, in-
shipped to New York City super- which include non-dairy animals which cluding one co-sponsored by the
markets. had been sold. Of those farms, 12 have University's School of Public Health,
At the same time, tests done on over been found to be re-contaminated, 12 there have been no conclusive results of
500 Michigan farms contaminated with have been cleared, 10 didn't restock its effects on human beings.
PBB indicates several of these have with animals, and the other 24 are still "It is very cloudy. Nothing concrete
been recontaminated, according to being studied. has been determined. There have been
Kenneth Van Patten, head of the "EVERY ONE of these farms went two or three reports, but nothing final
Michigan Department of Agriculture's through a good cleaning procedure. has come out," Van Patten said.
PBB office. Some of them even removed their top- LOCAL MEAT sellers feel there is
"These farms lost all their original soil," Van Patten said. The official said definitely a new awareness on the part
animals (to PBB). They were disposed the recontamination was probably of their customers since the PBB crisis
of. They restocked, and those animals caused by "residues" of the toxic sub- began.
became contaminated," Van Patten stance, as waste material from the See PBB-TAINTED, Page 13
s Terrorist bomb
TEL AVIV (AP) - Israeli warplanes
blasted a Palestinian guerrilla training
base deep in southern Lebanon yester-
day only hours after a terrorist bomb
ripped through a crowded Tel Aviv
market, wounding 49 persons, one
The Palestine Liberation
Organization, in a communique issued
in Beirut, claimed responsibility for
planting the homemade bomb that
rained nails and ball bearings on shop-
pers at the outdoor market.
THE POPULAR Front for the
Liberation of Palestine, one of the most
radical guerrilla factions under the
PLO umbrella, later said it was respon-
sible for the blast and vowed to "con-
tinue to fight against the enemy to
liberate the whole of Palestine." The
Marxist radical band, headed by Dr.
George Habash, is opposed to any
negotiated settlement with Israel.
A PFLP statement said, "An un-
derground squad acting inside occupied
Palestine planted the bomb." It said the
Police search among the rubble for the remains of the bomb which exploded
yesterday in Tel Aviv's main outdoor market, wounding 49 people.
TWO KILLED IN TERRORIST RAID:
blast killed one Israeli and wounded 64.
There was no explanation for the
discrepancy in casualty tolls reported
by Israel and the Palestinians.
Israel, reporting the air raid 25 miles
north of its border with Lebanon, said,
"The murderers will be hit wherever
they will be."
AN ISRAELI communique said
planes attacked a base at Dahar a-
Tutah, about 10 miles north of the
Mediterranean port city of Tyre in an
area inhabited exclusively by
It said the outpost was a base for
Yasser Arafat's Al Fatah - the largest
guerrilla army in the PLO - and
described it as a "starting point for
murder gangs against targets in
A guerrilla spokesman in Beirut said
five civilians were wounded in Israeli
air strikes at "several positions" about
36 miles south of the Lebanese capital.
"Our air defenses forced the raiding
Israeli planes to leave the area without
achieving their goals," the spokesman
GUERRILLA SOURCES said six
Israeli planes took part in the 30-minute
attack that heavily damaged a training
base in the Zifta valley.
Israel did not say how many or what
type of planes took part in the raid, but
the communique said all aircraft retur-
In Washington, State Department
spokesman Hodding Carter condemned
See ISRAEL, Page 13
Four Republicans and three
Democrats will vie for party
nominations in next Tuesday's
State Senate primary. For can-
didate profiles, see Page12.
PLO Pari~s chief assassinated
PARIS (AP) - A two-man Arab hit hard-line, anti-Arafat alliance of the "stern reprisals" for a spate of terror
squad assassinated the Paris represen- Iraq government and radical attacks on Iraqi diplomats abroad
tative of the Palestine Liberation Palestinian guerrillas. blamed on Arafat's guerrillas.
Organization and another PLO em- Police sources said the two captured One eyewitness who barricaded him-
ployee yesterday in the latest round of a men told investigators they were mem- self in an office when the attack began
bloody Arab vendetta being waged in bers of an anti-Arafat group of guerrilla said he heard repeated gunfire and
world capitals. dissidents based in the Iraqi capital of scuffles for several minutes.
The terrorists, who stormed into the Baghdad and headed by Saleh Bunni, Police grabbed one of the suspects as
PLO's downtown offices armed with code-named Abu Nidal. he tried to flee the elegant 19th-century
pistols and grenades, were captured af- Police said the pair carried Jor- building on Boulevard Haussmann. A
ter pumping more than a dozen bullets danian passports identifying them as squad of flak-jacketed and carbine-ar-
into PLO official Izziddin Qalaq and Abdulkadir Hatem, 25, and Assad med police then clustered around the
killing the other PLO employee with a Kayed, 21, both said to have been born entry to the building and officers went
grenade, police said. The second vic- in Jordan. Police said they had doubts into the courtyard and into other of-
tim's legs were blown off. about the authenticity of the passports. fices.
THREE other members of the office' IN LEBANON, the PLO accused the A MAN THEN burst out onto a
staff were reported wounded. Iraqis of masterminding the " balcony and shouted in Arabic to people
It was the second Arab terror raid in assassination of the 40-year-old Qalaq on a balcony above, "Wahad!" -
Paris this week and appeared to be the and vowed "swift retaliation from all "One!" --apparently meaning there
newest blow an urirgroinmdgtte 'directions." 'The killings came barely was one terrorist left.
between Yasser Arafat's PLO a r -a24 hours 'af er the Iraqis threatened i See TERRORISTS Page 13