The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1981 · Page 10
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fam 0 Pittsburgh Press, Sun., June 7, 1 98 1 Shippingperf Probe Hints Sabotage have just anyone wandering around As part of its investigation of the incident Duquesne Light yesterday began trying to identify people who might have had access to the valve. Beck said efforts were complicated because outside construction workers have been in the plant on a 'regular basis for maintainence and modification chores. He indicated that the apparent sabotage attempt almost had to have been an inside job. Security inside the nuclear plant, he said, is "unbelievable." There is continuous electronic surveillance, as well as patrolling guards, Beck said, adding: "It's not like we can whenever a problem arises that may not be able to be controlled at the plant The valve which was discovered closed yesterday morning is designed to pump 600 to 700 gallons of water a minute into the reactor in the event that other cooling systems faiL It is only used in emergency situations. While the closed valve probably would not have disabled the plant's cooling systems, the NRCs Abraham said, "If there were an accident that required large amounts of cooling water, this would have made it much more difffctlt to deal with." s , '' J f Appeals Court Stays Welfare Payments where we're bankrupting the state treasury or the welfare department We're not asking for the impossible." Webb replied, "The order of Co-hill does ask for the impossible. The state can't spend for that which is not appropriated." He added that the treasurer has sworn that the funds aren't available. "It would be somewhat naive to believe we would be here today asking for an extraordinary ste-p. . .if there were some mere inconvenience." Weis suggested that legal services could have sued the members of the legislature because they're the ones who didn't appropriate the funds. However, Feinstein said that Thornburgh, O'Bannon and Dwyer are responsible for administering the welfare program and distributing the checks. UPI Tatephoto TEAMSTER CHIEF PRAISED Dave Beck, 86, president of the Teamsters union prior to the reign of Jimmy Hoffa, praised newly elected union president Roy Lee Williams shortly before the the 22nd convention of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters adjourned last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Continued from Pago A-1) determine whether federal statutes have been violated." Beck said the valve was in its proper open position during an inspection made at about 3 p.m. Friday, but was discovered closed about 10 hours, later. He said the lock and chain which keep the valve in an open position had been removed. The valve cannot be manipulated from the reactor plant's control room, Beck added. The only way to close it is by hand. "It does not appear to have been an accident," said Karl Abraham, a Knblk Information officer for the Inclear Regulatory Commission. Abraham said NRC inspectors reported to the Beaver Valley plant yesterday to begin their own investigation of the incident. Beck emphasized that there are a number of 'redundant" systems designed to cool the reactor in the event of an emergency, and said the high head safety injection system -would be called into play only as a last resort in a virtually fail-safe process. He did acknowledge, however, that the system constitutes the last, line of defense against the ultimate disaster at an atomic power plant a meltdown of the radioactive core. Beck termed it the "so-called China Svndrome," but maintained that such an eventuality was highly unlikely and added: "I would hope you would not want to be associated with that kind of sensationalism." Dnqneme Light did not issue a statement on the incident before being contacted by The Press. Surprised by a reporter's queries about the problem at Beaver valley, Ralph Gerace, civil defense coordinator of Beaver County, contacted -the plant in an effort to find out what was going on. He didn't get anywhere. "They told me, 'If you want to" know anything, get hold of the Du-quesne Light PR people," Gerace said. Duquesne Light is required to - notify county and state emergency" planners only in the event of a situation that the NRC would define as "an incident" Those precise definitions are technical and complex, but Craig Williamson, a duty officer for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency yesterday said that official notification is required N. Side Man's Body Recovered The body of a North Side man who drowned while partying and swimming last Thursday has been recovered from the Allegheny Riv-.er. The body of Dennis Girvin, 27, of " 1909 Federal St, was taken from the river at 5:15 p.m. yesterday after two fishermen noticed it floating toward shore about 500 feet east of the 16th Street Bridge. Girvin went under while partying with five companions at about 3 a.m. last Thursday. India Train Accident NEW DELHI, India (UPI) -Seven cars from a crowded passenger train plunged into a turbulent river in eastern India yesterday and officials said more than 100 people were feared dead. (Continued from Pago A-1) body is entitled to the ruling of a panel," Weis said. Larry Funsten, a Neighborhood Legal Services attorney, told Weis that Cohill's order is a temporary restraining order, and, as such, the state can t appeal it Cohill has scheduled a hearing on an injunction for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ed Feinstein, another legal services attorney, said the state won't suffer irreparable harm if the checks are delayed, but the welfare recipients will. "Our harm is going to be great We have no way of knowing what the legislature is going to do. The one thing we know is our people aren't going to be getting their checks on Monday," Feinstein said. . Fnnsten added, "No where has the state alleged they don't have the funds. What they've said is they oon t nave the funds In the special accounts. This is not a qnestion El Salvador Attacks Claim 100 Guerrillas SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (UPI) A government offensive by some 1,000 to 1,500 troops backed by helicopter gunships, fighter jets and artillery fire has resulted in the deaths of 100 guerrillas, officials said yesterday. But peasant refugees fleeing the area said many of the dead and wounded identified as "subversives" in the fighting were residents of the area caught in crossfires. Judicial authorities said 13 civilians, including a prominent attorney .and a hospital director, died in political violence around El Salvador where the Catholic Church estimates some 22,000 people have been slain 17 months. The attorney, Rafael Aeujo, vice president of the Salvadoran attorneys association, was shot to death by an unidentified gunman during a meeting at the group's headquarters in San Salvador late Friday, the authorities said. The bullet-riddled body of Berrios Maldonado, . adminstrator of the general hospital in La Union, 113 miles east of San Salvador, was found late Friday 86 miles southeast of the capital inside. Even employees are limited in where they can travel within the building, according to the Duiesne Light spokesman. Beck said that access to certain areas Is denied to workers who lack the proper identification. The valve problem came up just -10 days after utility officials announced plans for upgrading the safety and emergency warning system at the Beaver Valley reactor, Elans that are expected to cost etween $100 and $200 million. The Beaver Valley facility has been one of the most troubled nuclear power plants in the country. Frequently shut down for a variety of reasons, -it ran at 4 percent capacity last year. Of the nation's 70 other nuclear power plants, only the two at Three Mile Island which didn't operate at all had a lower rate of efficiency. Lottery Winners For Week Here are the winning numbers in the state lottery for the week beginning June 1: BIG FIFTY (June 3) Red, 048; White, 05; Blue, 9. The bonus number was 420546. 23 For One (Jane 3) 012, 1505, 46606. DAILY LOTTERY Monday, June 1, 194; Tuesday, June 2, 788; Wednesday, June 3, 178; Thursday, June 4, 948; Friday, June 5, 090; Saturday, June 6, 747. BIG FOUR June 3, 3623; June 6, 8369. Century III, Thur., June 1t Eastland, Fri., June 12 Monroeville, Sat.. June 13 'New' Boy 1 After Liver (Continued from Pago A-1) " 'after,' yon woold feel like it was a ' miracle," she added. "He's the same child, but there's just more of him just more to love," said her 34-year-old husband. The "miracle" was the result of ; 2Vi years of searching and waiting for a donor with a liver the right size and same blood type. Once that was found, it was the work of a Presbyterian-University Hospital-surgical team led by Dr. Thomas Starzl, a liver-transplant pioneer. The couple's only child, Todd was born with a condition known as "biliary atresis" his liver had no bile ducts. "He had no future whatsover. His only chance was a liver transplant because biliary atresis is always terminal," said Mrs. McNeely, 30. Bile ducts connect the liver with : W.Va. Sisters Win Atlantic City Jackpot ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (UPI) - Two West Virginia sisters, in their 60s, were down to their last $20 of gambling money when they put three $1 tokens in a progressive slot machine at an Atlantic City casino. They won 150,000, the largest . jackpot in the resort's history. Julia Spatafore, 66, and Sara Cosco, 60, both of Fairmont, said , they were stunned by Friday's .- payoff at Resorts International Ho-; tel-Casino. "I saw the bars (on the I machine), heard the noise, realized ; we won, but I didn't know what," 'i f Mrs. Spatafore said. ' '' ' Leaves City Transplant the intestine. The ducts carry bile, a liquid secreted by the liver which helps the body digest fats and absorb vitamins. "It was a long wait for as. Afid now its's almost like starting again everything for the past two years has been toward this end," she said. Starzl's surgical team has performed liver transplants on four adults in Pittsburgh all have died. Todd was the first child to receive a liver transplant since Starzl came to Pittsburgh. Since then, a 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy have had transplants. Both are listed in critical condition at Children's Hospital Despite the recent controversy over the merits of liver transplant operations, the McNeelys said they favored the operation and attributed much of the controversy to its newness. "As a mother, it would have been very difficult for me to know when he was 3 months old, that there was no hope for him and just wait for him to die. Everyone should have the chance," she said. Their bags packed and the interviews completed, there were only two things remaining to be dealt with. "Those ducks are still waiting for you. . ." McNeely said quietly to his son, referring to two wild ducks that live in the pond in front of their Connecticut tome. "They're going to crawl up out of the pond when you arrive and you can wait on the porch in the morning to feed them Rice Krispies." MJL of frames and frame bonus. 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