Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 21, 1976 · Page 14
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 14

Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, June 21, 1976
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Atolls into N-Power Plants? By GEOFFREY O'GARA Telegram's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Those who dream of escaping to a desert island had better check with a nuclear physicist first if a plan proposed recently by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. becomes reality. The Austria-based institute, established with Soviet- American support to study long-range problems for industrialized nations, .has suggested converting atolls in the Pacific near the equator into giant nuclear plants to supply the world with energy. The Institute, which is- nearing the midway point on a five-year world energy study, represents 12 national academies of science, and will be adding more next year. The proposal to create "energy islands" was included in the second "status" report on a five year energy study. Dr. Cesare Marchetti, an. Italian physicist, came up with the idea of floating nuclear plants on concrete barges in atoll lagoons, in which shelter they would produce 200 billion watts of energy, 100 times more than the largest plants operating today. The plants would separate hydrogen from water molecules, and hydrogen would then be shipped by tanker throughout the world for use as a fuel. x Ten of these energy islands, which could be built at the turn of the century, would be necessary to serve the needs of the entire world,, according to Macchetti? So be .careful when you 'choose that desert island in the pacific. That big structure your rubber raft keeps bumping into might not be coral. * * * What do the bullfighting, Latin-loving, . wine-drinking Spaniards have in common with the silver-tongued, stout- drinking Celts of Irejand? Offshore oil, apparently, or so think the dozen or so oil companies that are flocking to set up rigs in the waters off Ireland and Spain. The developments in the Irish Sea and off the southeast coast of Ireland are a natural follow-up- to the North Sea development by the United Kingdom. About $300 million has been earmarked by companies like Exxon, British Petroleum and Amoco for drilling 53 , Hibernian wells over the next two years. Spain became the subject of oil interest because of the apparent success of wells drilled by Standard Oil of California (SCAD in the Iberian Mediterranean and a Royal Dutch-Shell well in the Bay of Biscay. Companies are now bidding for a chance to look beneath the Spanish waters for crude. • \ * * * : The Senate passed this week by a wide margin a bill authored by Sen. Frank Moss, D-Utah, to provide funds for intensive . research into electric vehicles. The bill, which passed by a convincing 72-16'; margin, would provide for research into what Moss called "second car and short-haul commercial vehicles," like milk vans, post office delivery trucks and so on. The bill would provide the Energy Research and Development Administration with $160 million from 1977 to 1981 for such research. In arguing for the bill, Moss said, "Electric vehicles can provide the public with an adaptable, quiet, and non- pulluting vehicle which is not Page 15 Garden City Telegram Monday, June 21,1976 dependent on ' petroleum fuels." * * * The Atlantic will be the "new frontier" for oil resources starting late this summer, according to the Department of Interior, which will begin selling leases to U.S. companies in August for drilling off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. The August sale, involving 876,750 acres of sea-bottom, is a prelude to offering oil leases off New England and the Georgia coast in 1977. All major .American oil companies have shown an interest in drilling off New Jersey and Delaware, and Interior Secretary Thomas S. Kleppe said last week that it "looks like the bids will be interesting and on the upside." 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