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Page 2-WednesdayJune 10, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Nuclear waste.
route through
state tentative


LANSING (UPI) - The Milliken ad-
ministration is not aware that any
specific route has been approved for
moving Canadian nuclear wastes
through Michigan although a federal
permit allows entry at Sault Ste. Marie,
officials said yesterday.
i a letter to Joseph Hendrie, chair-
man of the Nuclear Regulatory Com-
mission, Gov. William Milliken has
called for suspension of any shipments
through' the state until a series of,
questions are answered.
MILLIKEN ALSO is seeking a
meeting between state and federal of-
ficials to discuss safety concerns.
There has been no response to either
request onon issuewhich has caused an
uproar in the legislature.
The Nuclear Assurance Co. of Atlanta
has received an NRC permit to bring
six shipments of high-level spent fuel
rods from the Chalk River Nuclear
Laboratory in Ontario into the United
States at either Ogdensburg, N.Y. or
Sault Ste. Marie on their way to the
government's Savannah River plant in
South Carolina. Past shipments have
come through New York.
Friends Service Committee has filed a
request under the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act to see which route the
wastes will follow. A response is expec-

ted this week.
Milliken's office said it has received
no word from the NRC indicating a final
route has been set for the shipments. It
is apparent the shipment is not im-
minent, however, since federal law
requires at least "seven days notice
before the wastes actually begin
While it is not known where the
wastes would go, it is assumed they
would travel along Interstate 75 over
the Mackinac Bridge if a Michigan
route is selected.
LEGISLATION IS pending which
would ban transport of nuclear wastes
over the Mackinac Bridge, effectively
blocking the shipments.
In his letter to Hendrie, Milliken
asked whether the cask system licensed
for use in the shipment is approved for
transport over water and whether it has
been shown the containers would not
leak on submersion.
He also asked whether shipments can
be inspected by state officials, if they
would be insured, who will escort them
and what factors were considered in
picking Michigan.
Ironically, an administration
spokesman noted, it is American law
which requires that fuel shipped to
Canada be returned to the United States
for disposal when it is used up.

Dangling in love
POLICE WERE told they would find a man dangling precariously
from a townhouse roof. They found Douglas McDonald, 20, suspended
by a mountain climbing harness outside his girlfriend's window at 4 a.m.
Monday. Asked what he was doing, McDonald replied that he was simply
trying to get his girlfriend's attention in a more romantic way than just
ringing her doorbell. Police said he was allowed to walk away from the in-
cident after a lecture on the dangers of falling in love.
City labors
Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilison says he wants to clean up City Hall, but
he won't do windows. Wilson has proposed eliminating $35,000 for private
city office janitorial services in the city's budget for fiscal year 1981-82. If
approved by the City Council, the cut would mean that Wilson and other city
officials would be responsible for dusting their own desks, vacuuming their
carpets and hauling their trash to the garbage bins. City Finance Director
Albert Haines said janitors would continue cleaning the common areas of the
City-County Building, such as rest rooms, hallways and the council cham-
bers. Janitors also would wash the windows. Some critics have said that if
the budget recommendation is approved, the cleanup jobs might fall to office
secretaries. But Wilson said that having people clean their own offices might
help them develop pride in their own work areas. "I'd be proud to do my own
office," Wilson said. p
Today's weather
Thunderstorms ending this morning, witha partial clearing this after-
noon. A high is expected in the upper 70s. Q
Happenings .. .
C2 - Zazi, 7:30 p.m.; Mouchette, 915 p.m., MLB 3.
CFT - Every Man for Himself and God Against All, 4, 7 & 9 p.m.,
Michigan Theater.
PTP "A Member of the Wedding," 8p.m., Power Center.
Ark - Hoot Night, 9p.m., 1421 Hill.
Folk Dance Club - Adv. teaching & dancing, 8 p.m., Union.
SYL - class, "The Degeneration of the USSR and the Struggle Against
Stalinism," 7p.m., Union Welker Room.
Mich. Cdalition for Nat Health Service - Mtg., 8 p.m., Union Coanf. Rm, 4.
Commission for Women - Mtg., noon, 2549 LSA.
Karma Thegsum Choling - Meditation, 7 p.m., 734 Fountain.
The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCI, No. 25-S
Wednesday, June 10, 1981
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U.S., Soviets reach
pact on grain trade

LONDON (AP) - The United States
will let the Soviet Union buy an extra
six million metric tons of grain to be
shipped before Sept. 30, U.S. officials
said yesterday. They said the Soviets
could purchase "reasonable" amounts
of grain after that date.-
The announcement at the U.S. Em-
bassy here followed nearly two days of
talks between a U.S. team led by Un-
dersecretary of Agriculture Seeley
Lodwick and Soviet Deputy Foreign
Trade Minister Boris Gordeeve. The
talks were held at the Soviet Trade
mission in London.
THE AGREEMENT, which came
less than seven weeks after President
Reagan lifted the limited grain em-
bargo imposed by President Carter
early in 1980, provided the Soviet Union
could buy up to an additional six million
tons "without further consultations" by
the end of the current fiscal year.
The deal provides for the purchase of
three million metric tons of wheat and
an equal amount of corn. A metric ton is
2,204.62 pounds, or about 36.7 bushels of
wheat or 39.4 bushels of corn.
If the Soviets buy the full six million

tons, it will bring their imports of U.S.
wheat and corn to 14 million tons this
year, the final period of a five-year
U.S.-Soviet grain agreement.
YESTERDAY'S agreement marked
a major advance for the Soviets, who
after two bad crops badly need grain to
feed their people and livestock. The
Americans have had a good crop.
The agreement helped cause a
moderate rise in prices in grain trading
in the United States, although analysts
said that concern over the weather in
the Midwest also played a role in the in-
Carter limited exports to the eight-
million-ton level in retaliation for the
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but
Reagai lifted the embargo in keeping
with a campaign promise made to far-
mers angered by the loss of the key ex-
port market.
The statement said-that the London
deal "represents an important first
step in normalizing grain trade with the
Soviet Union following President
Reagan's action to lift the partial em-
bargo last May 24."

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