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Friday, May 28, 1976 HE MICHIGAN DAILY
EPA emissions lab carries on
battle against vehicle pollution

Page Five

(Continued from Page 1)
actually putting out less pollu-
tion than when it started as it
got older. I don't know if they
thought we knew about it or
what but somebody told us.
They had to pay a three-and-a-
half million dollar fine for the
violation and another three-and-
a-half million in court costs and
such," he said. "But that was
just peanuts for them compared
to the 40 to 60 million it cost
them to do all of the tests over
again."
Not all cars passed the test.
Chevrolet was denied permis-
sion to sell their Cosworth Vega
(which has an engine made in
England) for several years. "It
would pass the tests up to 30,000
miles and then go way over the
limit (of pollution allowed),"
said Alexander.
SINCE EVERY car in the
U.S. must be inspected by the
ab, even foreign machines must
n.o through the rigorous pro-
cedres, though they are per-
mitted to do all of the testing
in their own countries, except
far the final 50.000-mile test. A
4;,n0 Lotus Elite sat in one of
Peace
forces OK'd
Continued frum Page 3)
The Jerusalem Foreign Min-
it said Israel's "positive at-
titde towards such renewal
remained valid, provided there
WIe no additional condi-
tionsi. . .
Officials said Israel could
still back out if Syria made a
last - minute attempt to link the
renewal to another Security
Council debate on the Mideast.
Six months ago Damascus de-
manded a special council sun-
sion to review the Mideast, but
Israel boycotted the meeting.
IT WAS reported from the
Israeli - controlled side of the
Golan Heights, captured in the
1967 war, that a businesslike
calm prevailed among Israeli
soldiers and civilian farmers on
the disputed territory as the po-
litical talks neared completion.

the garages after being driven
on the dynamometer.
Truck engines are tested on
dynamometers t h a t reproduce
inertia electrically without both-
ering with the body design. How-
ever, Alexander explained that
the EPA is not as concerned
with truck pollution as autos,
since they do not represent as
major a component of air pollu-
tion.
Motorcycles will be tested
and certified on a voluntary
basis in 1977 and on a manda-
tory basis in 1978.
"We're starting to find that
motorcycles are becoming a pol-
lution problem in areas like
Phoenix and Los Angeles," said
engineer Dan Stokes, "where
it's warm all year and people
ride their bikes into the city.
We've been able to set up the
basis for next year'stesting
with the help of some local
motorcycle dealers who've lent
us their bikes."
Despite the fact that over
120.000 square feet is available
in the permanent buildings, tem-
PINBALL
BOWLING
and
BILLIARDS
Open 1 p.m.
Memorial Weekends
at the UNION

porary buildings have been set
up for use through at least Sep-
tember to house other offices.
Mileage testing was almost
an afterthought of the agency.
Because of the worries about
gas mileage generated by the
energy crisis, the public ex-
pressed concern to the govern-
ment over the mileage of var-
ious autos. Determining mile-
age was easy for the agency,
and the estimates on various
models have been criticized,
Alexander called the agency's
procedure "the best method we
have." For better tests, an all-
weather condition simulation
room is under construction.
Part of the lab's testing oc-
curs on the streets of Ann Arbor-
in special cars. Only the EPA
stickers and padlocked hoods
indicate that the cars contain
engines t h a t their manufac-
turers hope to put in next year's
models. They aren't on the road
for long; they'll soon be headed
to their barely-noticeable home
base at a constant, pre-deter-
mined 32 miles per hour.
BIG WEEKEND
COMING UP
of the UNION
U-M Stylists
Open regular hours
thru Saturday

'Underground': Social comment
(Continued from Page 7) Weatherpeople's backs, it sums
mation. The Hollywood com- up their working philosophy. At
munity now appears to be de- the end of the three days of
fending its own, filming this quilt was presented
Throughout the film, one sees to de Antonio as a gift from the
shots of a homemade quilt bear- underground.
ing the statement, "The future
will be what we the people Only 59 per cent of the
struggle to make it." Besides moon's surface is directly visi-
making a good contrast to the ble from the earth.
rEFA, JUNE 1
DRECT FROM ENGLAND

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Jackson Road Logging Company
200 Jackson Road

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