The Morning News from Wilmington, Delaware on January 29, 1974 · 2
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Tuesday, January 29, 1974
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st mum. 12 The Morning Newi, Tuesday, January 29, 1974 Fenwick replacement of councilman put off From the Sussex Bureau FENWICK ISLAND - The Fenwick Town Council has decided to delay until next month consideration of a replacement for Councilman J. Livingston Edwards, who died two weeks ago. Possible replacements will be discussed at the February council meeting. Edwards' term expires in August. The council has also decided to ask the State Highway Division to rename the portion of Delaware 14 that goes through Fenwick the '"Fisher-Edwards Memorial Highway" for Edmond Fisher, one of the town founders and a former councilman, and Edwards. The two men died within a few months of each other and had been active in town affairs for many years. The council also plans to take a hard line against town businessmen who have not been paying their garbage bills. The town bills the businesses in February for garbage collection to be paid in advance for the year. In April and May the town issues its yearly mercantile licenses that authorize businesses to operate in town. From now on, businesses that do not have their garbage bills paid by the time the mercantile licenses are issued will not receive a license, issued will not receive a license. EPA to try compromise on dumping By Wally Judd DOVER The Environmental Protection Agency admits it won't be able to find a solution for a least a year to Philadelphia's sewage-sludge dumping off Delaware beaches, so, it will try to reduce the problem. Instead of banning the dumping completely, EPA says it will try to make the city take the heavy metals, which are toxic pollutants, out of the sludge before it is dumped. EPA, Philadelphia, the Du Pont Co., downstate mayors, and regional planning officials yesterday met at a public hearing in Dover to renew their semi-annual battle over ocean dumping. Permits expire Feb. 13 for Philadelphia to dump 150 mil-lion gallons of digested sewage sludge each year about 50 miles off Cape Henlo-pen, and for the Du Pont Co. to dump a million gallons of dilute sulfuric acid two to three times a week about 45 miles off Cape Henlopen. EPA wants to extend Philadelphia's permit for a year and Du Pont's for six months. The ocean-dumping battle has been going on for about four years between the dumpers and residents of New Jersey and Delaware shores. A law cosponsored by U.S. Sen. William V. Roth Jr., R-Del., requires EPA to give permits for such activities, and last April the agency sent Philadelphia 50 miles out to sea from 13 miles. Yesterday, Philadelphia and Du Pont gave technical reports, saying there is no other feasible alternative to dumping short of shutting down at this time. Downstate mayors said the thought of somebody else's sludge being dumped near beaches is sickening to tour-i s t s . Regional, industry-oriented planning groups said the dumping should be continued because a huge number of people in the region use the Philadelphia system in some way. "We don't like ocean dumping, but it is a question of the alternatives," said Daniel J. Snyder III, regional administrator for EPA. "None is immediately available and nothing I've heard today convinces me there is. So, how do we get out of the circle of holding hearings every six months and extending the permits? We need to identify what's specifically wrong with the dumping and attack it," Snyder said after the hearing. So, the lawyers and scientists zeroed in on heavy metals, and as usual, each side had scientific evidence to support its claim. The only thing the scientists agreed on . was that the data was preliminary and more studies need to be done. Heavy metals such as mcr-c u r y and cadmium are hazardous because they can be poisonous to man. Small plants and fish tend to collect whatever heavy metals are floating in the water and accu mulate them in their bodies to be passed onto bigger fish in the food chain. Once they get in the body, they cannot be eliminated. Carmen Guarino, Philadelphia's hot-tempered water commissioner, feels he got a raw deal by holding the hearings in Delaware and calls ocean dumping, "ocean recycling." He surprised EPA officials yesterday with a sophisticated analysis done with a nuclear reactor in Michigan, which showed the mercury levels in the sewage sludge were under EPA standards and the cadmium was only minutely above standards. EPA had prepared docu-ments for the hearings showing Philadelphia's sludge was 85 times greater then standards in mercury levels and 10 times higher in cadmium. The EPA said it would examine Philadelphia's new study. It said preliminary work showed the mercury levels had dropped to 8 to 10 times above standards, but cadmium was from 20 to 120 times above standards. The wide range of figures indicates the trouble finding the mercury, which is measured in parts per billion. Both sides admit detection techniques are imperfect. Snyder said he is thinking about putting a condition in Philadelphia's permit, making the city look for those who discharge heavy metals into the sewage treatment plant. They would be required to treat for heavy metals before they get rid of their sewage. Guarino said this may work for mercury, but not for cadmium. Only 10 to 20 per cent of the metals come from industry. The rest comes from household items such as soaps and medicine and storm water runoff, he said. "We've had disagreements on the scientific data and how to handle it. We'll do the best we can," Snyder said.. The Delaware state government position on Philadelphia is that the dumping is no immediate threat to the waters off the state, but EPA should pursue its long-term goal of eliminating ocean dumping. It should also give Philadelphia more money for land-disposal research, according to N.C. Vasuki, director of the Division of Environmental control. Du Pont said it needed a permit for longer than six months because it is changing processes at its Edgemoor titanium dioxide plant that affect the ocean dumping. This would take longer than six months and Du Pont would have to reapply on essentially the same data. Kenneth Kamlet, an attorney for the National Wildlife Federation, gave a blistering attack on Du Pont, claiming the company had suppressed some studies and had not looked in the right places to find out other data. He suggested the permit be given for only 90 days-enough time for Du Pont to come up with another solution. j tl j.-'i ,Vv d j. Mrs Sff? W tJky ' ' .--,.. f rr Tin' r1--- nMnnnm n i iiiiriritinniiliiin w Mitwriwmrii'iiiif iiiiiwiiiiiiifiiiiKiiini n i n Camden seeks From the Dover Bureau CAMDEN - WYOMING - The Camden-Wyoming Sewer and Water Authority has requested permission to tie into the Kent County sewer system to accommodate new growth in the two towns. Camden Mayor Fred A. Phillips said yesterday the request was made to the county because builders have expressed an interest in constructing 400 to 2,000 new dwelling units and the present treatment plant could not han Ruling may seal fate of Sussex bays The saga of the Sussex County lagoons may be near an end. Although nobody will say it specifically, lawsuits holding up 11 bay-front developers who do not have permits un-der the 899 Rivers and: Harbors Act may be resolved out of court. A new ruling from an ap-peals court in the southeastern United States says the Army Corps of Engineers may now consider Hercules recycling Hercules, Inc., has withdrawn as the major design consultant for the $13.6 million state recycling demonstration plant at Pigeon Point. State environmental officials estimate the Hercules decision will delay the project for three or four months until they can find another consultant. However it will not jeopardize already committed funds nor will it cost the state more money because the state is eligible for more federal aid, according to N.C. Vasuki, director of the division of environmental control. Vasuki and a spokesman for Hercules said the split was amicable. The state and Hercules have been working for more than four years on building a plant which would convert more than 500 tons of New Castle' County garbage into saleable products each day. The most attractive part of the plant is that it would also recycle sewage sludge a major pollutant in metropolitan areas. The state has won a $9 million grant from the Environmental Protection dle this type of a load. According to Phillips, only new development would be hooked into the county sewer, with the remainder of the towns staying on the lines to the present treatment plant. He said the bonds on that facility will be paid off in about 10 years. In a Jan. 10 letter to Kent County Levy Court, Phillips said the minimum cost of present users would increase from $77 to $119 per year if the towns were totally con permit applications for projects already begun. The Sussex developers have now applied. The court said it is too great an economic burden to restore a marsh, so if a project aire a d y under construction would have been approved if the developer had asked for a permit, the Corps could issue the permit after the fact. That is the situation in the little bay areas of Sussex County where 11 such projects gives up I project Agency the largest such grant in the country to build the plant. In 1970, the state gave Hercules a $1 million contract to design it. A company spokesman said the decision to withdraw was the result of an overall change in corporate policy. The state and EPA have been haggling over the details of the $9 million grant for the last two years. During that time, Hercules has decided to get out of the long-term solid waste management field, the spokesman said. It does not want to get into construction and management. Instead it will stick to short-term consulting. ' The company says that during the last two years, it has committed its engineers to other projects and does not have enough engineers to return to the slate project. And, during the haggling with the EPA over the money, the state agreed to adopt an EPA concept to burn some of the garbage as fuel instead of selling it as compost. Hercules said it was geared to the composting operation. Kent sewer nected to the county sewer. "The authority cannot justify committing its present users to a higher charge for basically the same service (secondarily treated sewage)," the letter read. About two years ago, Phillips said, the authority was told by the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control that the towns' treatment plant was at capacity. "We want to seek an outlet to continue new growth without impairing our have been begun without federal permits. State permits were only obtained after a long fight before the Water and Air Resources Commission. A Sussex County developer was overhead to say the cases were going to be dropped. Bruce Thall, who is handling the cases for the U.S. Attorney's office, says this is false. He said he has not even thought about dropping the cases. Smyrna 5 Continued from preceding page cellbock. Johnson explained that they felt they would simply be exchanging one form of isolation for another, since even the few privileges they had previously enjoyed on B Block would have been discontinued. Johnson said Thompson, the guard, has visited them periodically, bringing forbidden amenities out of gratitude for their protection, but rumors have circulated that black guards would use some pretext to "off" (murder) the five black defendants. Two teens jailed in vending thefts SEAFORD - Two Sea ford youths who police say have stolen more than $2,000 from vending machines in the Re-hoboth, Lewes, Milton and Seaford areas since last fall, were sentenced yesterday to 130 days each in the Sussex Correctional Institution. Paul Murphy and Brian W. Jones, both 18, were arrested by state police on 13 charges of theft. At Magistrate Court 3, Georgetown, both were sentenced after they pleaded guilty to the charges, police said Bus stops for cops The driver of a DART bus stopped for 10 minutes last night near the Newark city line to honor a one-man picket line set up to protest what labor organizers say is Newark's refusal to grant its police force a fair pay increase. DART driver Carl Olliver (above, right), a member of a bus drivers' union, told passengers he was honoring the picket like and received mixed reactions from his passengers. The picket (left), who stood near the Interstate 95-Delaware 896 interchange, would identify himself only as "a representative of organized labor." Newark city officials and the city police union are currently negotiating a new contract. (Staff photos by Jodi Cobb) bonded indebtedness," Phillips said. The system presently serves about 900 users in the two towns, which have a combined population of about 3,500, according to Phillips. Any tie-in to the county system would bypass the present treatment plant, Phillips said. Levy Court President Joshua M. Twilley said yesterday the request would probably be referred to county engineer Walter L. Fritz Jr., at today's Levy Court meeting. But he mentioned the appeals court ruling and said he is not pressing the case until the Corps makes its after-the-fact review. Georgetown attorney Robert Tunnell, a developer himself and counsel for some other developers, was reluctant to talk about the situation. However, he said he had been telephoned and told the government wants a "reasonable and practical solution to the problem." Tunnell refused to say who called him. peninsula films Times CAPITOL, Dover "Magnum Force," 7, 9. DELMAR DRIVE-IN Show 7:30. "Th Mack." "Coffy." DOVER CINEMA, Blue Hen Mall "Executive Action," 7, 9:15. HIWAY 13 DRIVEIN, Felton - "Fly Me," 7:30. "Women," 9. KENT DRIVE-IN, Dover Show 7:30. "Battle of trie Amazons." "The Hot Box." LAYTON, Seaford "Executive Action," 8. MIDWAY PALACE I, Rehoboth Beach "The Way We Were," 7, 9. MIDWAY PALACE II, Rehoboth Beach "M.A.S.H." 7:15,9:15. MILFORD PLAZA CINEMA, Mllford "Jesus Christ Superstar," 7:30. SEAFORD CINEMA I "Tfie Devil In Miss Jones," 6:30 , 8 , 9:30. SEAFORD CINEMA II "Walking Tall," 7, v. TOWNE CINEMA, Dover "The Paper Chase," 7, 1. Capsules As a guide to moviegoers, News-Jour, nal reviewers provide capsule opinions and ratings of films on view in the area. A-Adults. C Children. GA General audience. M Mature young people and adults. COFFY Overexposed sex and shotguns In Sexploitation tale of revenge gone wild. A. THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES Porno with technical excellence and artistic pretentions. A. EXECUTIVE ACTION Fine blend of fact and fiction about a Presidential assassination. M.. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Super-good superpicture. GA. THE MACK Formula Sexploitation film qlorifies pimping. M. MAGNUM FORCE Clint Eastwood takes on San Francisco's vigilante cops In ultraviolent sequel to "Dirty Harry." A. M.A.S.H. Upper limits of comedy are pushed a little farther by hysterical comedy set In Army field hospital In Korea. M. PAPER CHASE Fine performances and good story make this a winner. M. WALKING TALL Over long film stoops to lowest possible levels of sadism and fascism In guise of peace, law and order. A. THE WAY WE WERE - Streisand and Redlord portray Odd Couple who combine politics and romance during '30s and '40s. M. Court rules today on Capital talks From the Dover Bureau DOVER-Vice Chancellor Grover C. Brown will decide today whether to order imme-diatley the Capital school board to negotiate with the district's teachers. Although they only began talks Jan. 8, the board and the Capital Educators Association (CEA) have already become deadlocked over the implementation of ground rules for hte actual negotiations. They are working on a new master contract for the teachers. The current contract expires June 30. Jacob Kresbtool, the CEA's lawyer, argued yesterday in Dover that the board "has a duty to negotiate" and should be restrained from delaying the talks over the issue of ground rules. The board, represented by N. Maxon Terry Jr., countered that it is not taking an arbitrary position, but one which it hopes will facilitate the negotiations. The stalemate came about when the board insisted that the CEA present all its demands for salaries, working conditions and fringe benefits at the first negotiation ses- CLASSIFIED ADS Call Today For Low ? 'MERCHANDISE'?!! Jeweler 7 t your health and gracious dining Lenox For those who love heavy, deep-cut tine lead crystal. FORNEY'S DOVER 3? Rugs and Carpets AIR BASE CARPET (2) STORES 1134 S. duPont Hwy., Dover $10. up ALL SIZES & ALL COLORS DOVER, DEL. Ph. 678-0970 CARROLL'S CORNER SAMPLE HOUSE RUGS SUN. 10 to 5 Open Dally 9 to 5, Wed., Frl. 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The CEA said that it does not have enough information yet to formulate its salary demands, and needs about 60 days to do so. But Kreshtool argued that delaying the bargaining sessions completely until the salary demands are made in-vites "disaster" for the community. Late in 1972 Capital district teachers struck for several days, the longest teacher strike in Delaware history. The strike followed a breakdown in contract negotiations. After listening to the arguments, Brown said that he will make his decision today. He is not expeoied to grant the CEA a temporary restraining order, but instead to call for a hearing on a preliminary injunction in another month or so. Whys of detergents The purpose of a washing detergent is to force dirt off fabric and hold it in suspension in the washwater until drained. DOVER OFFICE 20 E. Division St. 734-7577 GEORGETOWN OFFICE 18 N. Railroad Ave. 856-7371 Cosl Contract Rates Real Estate Sale Buying or Selllnq? 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