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Lawmakers
rap state
evac.uation-
ri '
procedure
LANSING (UPI) - Two Democratic
tate lawmakers said yesterday
Michigan's plans for coping with a
nuclear emergency are "wholly"
Inadequate and need to be sent back to
the drawing board.
" But Sen. Doug Ross (D-Oak Park)
nd Rep. Mark Clodfelter (D-Flint)
dmitted they did not know what, if
anything, could be done -to improve
plans for evacuating an estimated
250,000 residelts living within 10 miles
of Michigan nuclear plants.
GOV. WILLIAM Milliken accepted
the state police-devised emergency
procedures last fall in the aftermath of
the accident at Pennsylvania's Three
)lile Island nuclear facility.
+ Ross and Clodfelter said their review
oncluded the plans are "precisely the
fame plan used if there is a
snowstorm."
"Our conclusion after reviewing
those plans is Michigan is wholly un-
prepared," Clodfelter said.
THE STATE currently has three
operating nuclear plants - Consumers
Power Co.'s Big Rock Point facility at
Charlevoix and Palisades plant at
South Haven, and Indiana & Michigan
Electric Co.'s D.C. Cook plant at
Oridgman.
Consumers' twin-reactor Midland
plant and the Fermi II plant near
gonroe are scheduled to open within
the next five years.
The emergency procedures call for
the utility operating the nuclear plant to
notify the county supervisor in the
event of an accident.
THE SUPERVISOR then, would be
charged with notifying a "myriad" of
federal, state aind local officials, Ross
aid.
Using Van Buren County, site of the
Cook plant, as an example, Ross said it
could take several hours before
residents were notified of an accident
and evacuation procedures begun.
< Ross said plans are to notify residents
using sirens and added the "county
admits it lacks communications
facilities to stay in touch with all in-
volved."
BUT THE pair shied away from
'calling for a shutdown of all Michigan
nuclear plants and a moratorium on
new licenses until proper evacuation
plans are developed.
In a related development, a nuclear
plant cost spialist :aid utilities are
finding it diffic'ult 'to finance the reac-
tors and many have put off or with-
drawn building plans during the past
few years.
Speaking for the Great Lakes Energy
Alliance, Rudolph Bertschi of the
Illinois Office of Consumer Service said
investors are wary of nuclear plant
purchasing bonds because of high con-
struction costs and long building times.
Gacy
*jury'
mselection

Mayor: City will pick up
material for recycling

Milli

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, January 29, 1980-Page'3
ien urged to

By JOHN GOYER
Mayor Louis Belcher predicted
last night that City Council would
approve within a month plans for the
city to pick up and recycle glass,
metal, and newspapers, from city
hodseholds.
Belcher also said he hoped to con-
vince the University within six mon-
ths to re-use shredded city waste as
fuel in the University electrical
generating plant on Washtenaw
Avenue.
THE MOST likely candidates to
manage the curbside recycling
program, according to a memo
drawn up by city Solid Waste Depar-
tment Director Ulysses Ford, are
two private groups already involved
in recycling: Recycle Ann Arbor and
the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.
Other options outlined by Ford in-
clude having the city run a recycling
program itself, or hiring a private

contractor.
Recycle Ann Arbor now picks up
separated materials from about 400
city households, while the Ecology
Center maintains a drop-off station
for newspaper, metal, and glass.
The Ecology Center now receives a
small city subsidy.
UNIVERSITY officials are "very,
very interested" in the proposal to
burn fuel derived from trash in the
University's generating plant,
Belcher said last night.
The city's inability to find a buyer
for shredded derivative fuel has
been a major obstacle to proposals
to build and operate a solid waste
shredder at the city's landfill. Coun-
cil drew up plans for a shredder last
winter, and voters approved a $2.8
million bond issue to purchase a
shredder.

But the shredder idea ran into
trouble when it was found that
recycling by city residents and
buying more landfill sites would be
more economical than purchasing a
shredder.
The university's generating plant
is the only logicala customer for fuel
derived from city trash, since the
cost of transporting the fuel
elsewhere is prohibitive.
To use the fuel, the University
would have to convert the broiler in
its electrical generating plant to
take the lower grade solid fuel.
Belcher, answering questions in-
formally after a council working
session on energy and solid waste
management, said the, University
was planning to replace its broilers
soon and the interest of the two in-
stitutions might mesh.

appoint Democrat to
MSU trustee post
LANSING (UPI) - Senate 4
Democratic leader William Faust
yesterday urged Gov. William Milliken
to appoint another Democrat to replace
Michael Smydra, who resigned last
week from the Michigan State Univer-
sity (MSU) Board of Trustees.
Faust's move came in the aftermath
of Milliken's appointment of former
GOP Gov. George Romney to the
Wayne State University Board of
Governors to fill the unexpired term of
the late Dauris Jackson, a Detroit
Democrat.
THAT PROMPTED Faust to propose
a constitutional amendment giving
senators the power to veto gubernatorial
appointments filling vacancies on the
state's three elected college boards
at Wayne, MSU and the University of
Michigan.
Smydra, an East Lansing Democrat,
resigned amid controversy over his ex-
pense accounts. Sr dra
"The present vacancy on the MSU
board is due to the resignation of an .. Milliken to name replacement
elected Democrat," Faust said. should be respected," the West
"The expression of Michigan voters lawmaker said.
that a Democrat serve in that seat was Faust added the Democratic S
clear in the 1976 general election, and Central Committee should be allow

M

Saudis boost
oil prices
once again
NEW YORK (AP) - Saudi Arabia,
the largest member of the Organization
of Petroleum Exporting Countries
(OPEC), and the supplier of about 7.4
per cent of U.S. Oil needs, told.
customers yesterday it has increased
its base crude oil price by $2 to $26,
Exxon Corp. announced.
The 8.3 per cent increase in the price
of Arabian light crude - the traditional
benchmark on which other OPEC
prices are based - was retroactive to
Jan. 1 and had been expected by many
analysts.
THE MOVE lifted the average price
of a 42-gallon barrel of OPEC Oil to
about $28 from $26.83. A year ago,
OPEC oil sold for an average of $13.50.
The latest Saudi move followed a $6-
a-barrel boost that was announced Dec.
13 but was made retroactive to Nov. 1.
The December announcement
touched off a wave of increases by other
OPEC members that raised the U.S.
price of a gallon of gasoline or heating
oil by 14 cents or more in recent weeks.
Yesterday's increase could add up to a
penny more to fuel prices here.
Industry sources said they had not
heard if other major producers were
following the Saudi move. But "we face
an interesting week," said one oil
trader, adding that Nigeria might soon
announce a price increase.
Another trader speculated Indonesia
also might decide to boost prices.

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Destruction
This toilet[ on the ninth floor of South Quad's Kelsey House was one of
three destroyed in the dormitory this weekend, according to Resident
Advisor Ben Webber. Dorm officials say they have not caught the pranksters
responsible.

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Two young women and two
men were picked yesterday as jurors for the trial of John
Gacy Jr., who has been indicted on charges of murdering 33
boys and young men.
Gacy, 37, sat impassively most of the time as his trial
opened with the start of jury selection, but once turned his
back on courtroom artists trying to sketch him.
ABOUT 500 PROSPECTIVE jurors have been sum-
moned, the first batch of six appearing yesterday. Cook
County Circuit Judge Louis Garippo asked each if they would
serve knowing that the trial may last at least six weeks. They
will be sequestered in Chicago, where the trial will run six
days a week, and Garippo said they would be able to see
friends and relatives only on Sundays.

Gacy was a popular resident of an unincorporated area
northwest of Chicago. He served as a Democratic precinct;
worker and sometimes dressed up as a clown to entertain
friends in the neighborhood.
But on Dec. 29, 1978, police unearthed a body from a
three-foot crawl space under his home. In all, the remrains of
29 bodies were eventually found on the Gacy property. Most
were sprinkled with lime, wrapped in plastic, and buried in
shallow graves in the crawl space. Four other bodies found in
nearby rivers have also been linked to Gacy, authorities said.
The prosecution has said it will seek the death penalty for
Gacy, but defense attorneys say they will attempt to prove he
is innocent by reason of insanity.

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