The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 5, 1980-Page 5-A
Panel: Remove waste or no nukes
LANSING (UPI)-No new nuclear power plants
Sould be built in Michigan until a radioactive waste
disposal plan is ready, the draft report of a special
legislative committee recommended yesterday.
The Special Joint Committee on Nuclear Energy
also said no nuclear power plants should be permitted
to operate without an emergency preparedness plan
that can be implemented in the case a major ac-
cident, which it said could occur here.
BUT PANELISTS have not given their final ap-
roval to the report and several indicated they want
hanges in the recommendations.
Legislative leaders appointead the House-Senate
panel last year following the accident at Three Mile
LANSING (UPI)-Tax cut crusader
Robert Tisch said yesterday he will
"not stand still" for a circuit court
ruling which threatens to bar his
proposal from the fall ballot.
Ingham County Circuit Judge James
Giddings' ruling, issued early yester-
day, was denounced hours later on the
floor of the state Senate as another in a
'string of judicial actions frustrating
Michigan's anti-tax movement.
FTISCH, SHIAWASSEE County drain
eommissioner, said workers in his
Owosso office received calls from
angry supporters threatening to come
toLansing with guns.
Giddings, in a ruling sought by attor-
ney Zolton Ferency, said petitions for
the Tisch 50 per cent property tax
slashing amendment were legally
defective and the measure cannot ap-
Oger on the ballot.
')qhe ruling came one day before the
ddadline by which the Board of State
Cahvassers must certify Tisch for the
November vote. A higher court could
1Eter order it placed on the ballot.
,TISCH BACKERS gathered more
than the 287,000 signatures needed to
qualify for the ballot.
°Giddings ruling leaves two socalled
ti shift, plans on. the ballot. One is
becked by Gov. William Milliken as an
alternative to Tisch which he said
would devastate state government.
.The judge-in a lengthy opinion read
from the bench-said the Tisch petition
fails to pass constitutional and
*statutory muster because it does not
disclose all provisions of the state Con-
stitution it would alter or abrogate.
% 3Y REQUIRING 60 per cent voter
approval for any tax hike or new levy,
he said, the Tisch plan fundamentally
alters the legislature's lawmaking
powers outlined in other sections of the
.Giddings said he issued the ruling
with the "greatest reluctance," adding
"the people have the right to have the
issue heard . . . but they also are
required to follow the rules."
, A spokesman for the attorney
general's office, which is representing
state election officials in the case, said
an appeal is being studied. The office
has argued Tisch should not be ruled off
the ballot on the technical grounds cited
hy Ferency's suit.
"We're going to have to find a court
and get into it under emergency
situations... because we're not going
to stand still while one judge says no
this language cannot be on the ballot,"
Island in Pennsylvania. It was charged with in-
vestigating the current status of nuclear power in
Michigan and finding possible alternatives.
The panel's report calls on the state to petition the
federal government for immediate action on a waste
"OPERATIONS OF THE plants without such a
plan unacceptably endangers the health and well-
being of large numbers of people and should not be
permitted," the report said.
"In the absence of such a solution, we believe it
would be both unwise and unconscionable to proceed
with commercial nuclear power development in
There are operating nuclear plants in Michigan
near Bridgman, South Haven and Charlevoix and
plants under construction near Monroe and Midland.
Those being built would not be affected by the com-
THE REPORT NOTED the state does not have a
contingency plan in case of a major accident. But
Rep. Paul Henry, (R-Grand Rapids), said he does not
think state officials can draw up such a plan.
"I'm not sure if we can develop an emergency plan
and I'm not sure if the risk is such that we need a
detailed plan," he said.
Recommended in the report is legislation gover-
ning power plant sites. The panel wants them to be no
closer than 50 miles from a city.
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