Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 11, 1976 · Page 12
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 12

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, March 11, 1976
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Van Nostrand Challenges Economics of Nuclear Generating Plants By Harrison Weber (Iowa Daily Press Association) DES MOINES — In the eyes of the state commerce commission chairman Maurice Van Nostrand, lowans don't have that "imaginative approach" that we've come to expect when it comes to solving the energy pinch. Van Nostrand is dead set against any more nuclear generating plants in Iowa. His opposition is based on economics, not safety. This may give Iowa Power officials a queasy feeling since they have announced plans to Astrology Friday March 12,1976 Bernice Bede OSD ARIES (March 21-ApriI 19) You have a way of making light of serious problems today that is disarming. Go to it — those under strain will be appreciative. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Someone in your family could have a problem today. Your help and that of others should erase it at the source if you stay close to the home front. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You're a very creative person. Something you're interested in today could provide a breakthrough and incite the admiration of others. CANCER (June 21-JuIy 22) Involved in any kind of commercial dealings today? Don't be bashful about seeking your price. Chances are you'll get a better deal. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Whether or not you're aware of it. you have a magnetism today that permits you to gain the advantage in your dealings, especially with the opposite sex. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Obligation? owed to you could be repaid today. If something y ou . expected is not forthcoming, reconsider the validity of your claim. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) This day you should make it a point build a $1.2 billion nuclear plant in central Iowa. Van Nostrand emphasizes that he speaks for himself, and the other two commission members. Mary Holstad and Fred Moore, will have to speak for themselves. About 7.5 per cent of U.S. electricity is generated by nuclear power, while Iowa obtains nearly 24 per cent, or 5.16 billion kwh, of its total electricity consumption from nuclear power. Two years ago, nuclear energy provided less than .5 per cent of Iowa's total energy needs. Some experts have been predicting that some time in to mix with people, especially close friends. Your most valuable experiences come from associating with kindred spirits. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Challenging situations are your cup of tea today. You'll enjoy what you're doing and. you'll be gratified by your accomplishments. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) An unexpected development you learn of indirectly could jolt your optimism. View things philosophically. Your progress won't be impeded. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today you're a good horse trader. If you have a hunch, follow it. Don't settle for second-best just because someone feels it's the last word. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Diplomacy and tact are second nature to you today. You're able to mediate so skillfully that those involved don't realize what is happening. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Be on your toes regarding your work or career. Good things can happen unexpectedly. You'll want to be able to take advantage of them. YOUR BIRTHDAY March 12,1976 Being constructive and productive in your relationships can be extremely advantageous to you this coming year. Your good works will not go unappreciated or unrewarded. the near future, around 50 per cent of all the electricity consumed in the state will be generated by nuclear energy. But Van Nostrand, in his inimitable way, is challenging the economics of nuclear generating plants, not only in Iowa, but anywhere in the country. At a recent meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Washington, D.C., Van Nostrand said; "How can you lock the ratepayers into a system when nobody in the U.S. can tell you what the costs will be? We're saying, give us the figures ahead of time before you spend $1.2 billion on a nuclear plant. The company says that under Iowa law we can't look at the figures until afterwards — not before. That's where the standoff is right now. It's not quite in the courts." He believes the alternative is coal, since Iowa has an abundance of it. "I saw a plan recently that was fascinating: a plan to produce anhydrous ammonia and electricity. Anhydrous ammonia is one of our more serious vulnerabilities because we use 13 per cent of all the natural gas we get in Timet Herald, Carroll, la. Thursday, March 11, 1976 12 the state for the production of anhydrous. "The people back East don't know what anhydrous is and if this thing really gets tight they are going to take our gas away so fast it's going to make your head swim. I don't think we can. raise much corn without anhydrous. "So we need a process where we can ta"ke coal and make it into anhydrous ammonia and there is such a process; at the same time you operate an electric plant. "Why aren't they (utilities) working on this. Because they are so busy defending nuclear, standing up saying nuclear, nuclear, nuclear. We don't have that imaginative approach that, we normally expect here in Iowa," Van Nostrand said. It's estimated that Iowa has a coal reserve of 7 billion tons. Two or three years ago, according to Van Nostrand, former state geologist Sam Tuthill was saying Iowa Had a coal reserve of 1 billion tons. "Stan Grant, Tuthill's successor, using new procedures funded by the Legislature is ready to say there is 1 billion tons of coal in four counties that don't even have a coal mine, that's down by Ottumwa. So we have more coal in those four counties by core sampling than Tuthill used to say we had in the whole state. "Or to put it another way, the way we are mining coal today we have enough coal to last us for 10.000years." Iowa coal has a high sulfur content and must be mixed with other coal, usually coal from Wyoming. John Lewis, president of the Iowa Utilities Association which is comprised of seven investor-owned utilities, Smith's 'Change' in Rhodesia Means Little SALISBURY — (LENS) White Rhodesians are taking a relatively calm view of events in southern Africa. Listening to the BBC press review each morning, or reading some of the South African dailies, one might think that Russian tanks were already somewhere between Umtali and Salisbury and that the collapse of white government was imminent. ' It is not like that at all, and the world's* press has read more into Ian Smith's recent reference to "a change of tactics" than was intended by the prime minister. It is clear that he did not mean that he was on the verge of being obliged to accept immediate majority rule. His current talks with Joshua Nkmomo have reached deadlock: Nkomo, a black moderate leader, seeks black rule after a transition period of not longer than two or three years; the government offers a plan providing for eventual black-white parity probably some time early in the next century. Smith may be about to offer a bit more, but it will not be anything that Nkomo , can accept. 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Against this background, it is hard to see what Lord Greenhill, despatched to Salisbury by British foreign 'secretary Jarnes Callaghan, can achieve. The anti-Smith whites, who in truth do not count for very much, have welcomed British participation. The Center party's leader, Pat Bashford. has been riding his hobby-horse about compensation for displaced whites; the Rhodesia party, which is slightly stronger, has suggested that Smith may at last be facing up to the facts of life. But Frost and a clear majority of the country's 280,000 whites see those facts from a perspective unlike that of the rest of the world; Indeed, Smith has already, in comments this week, backpedalled a little from his statement about the "change of tactics," and this may reflect the hostile reaction from his party to Britain's reappearance on the scene. Nkomo is claiming that Lord Greenhill's journey is the direct result of his visit to Callaghan earlier this month; he sees it as further pressure on the whites to do the best deal they can with the nationalist group he commands. The rival, and stronger, nationalist group, led by Bishop Muzorewa, which calls the Smith-Nkomo talks irrelevant, has said that no good at all can come from British participation. Despite the agitation abroad, and despite the wonders what the logistics would be for handling coal hopper cars from the west "if we do away with the generation expected from nuclear plants." It would result in a "staggering number" of hopper cars from the West not only to Iowa but through Iowa to the Mississippi River where a number of eastern and souther utility companies are planning to ship the coal by barge. 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