Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on February 22, 1960 · 10
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 10

Oakland, California
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Monday, February 22, 1960
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10 Oakland Tribune, Monday, Feb. 22, I960 Radiation Detector Keeps Eye on E BAAL) D Water Supply Among the perils of " the atomic age is the danger of contamination of water sup plies by radioactive materials. For this atomic menace, however, there is a solution -prior planning and constant vigil. Although the problem of water contamination here is now slight, officials of the East Bay Municipal Utility District aren't relaxing. To protect its 1,100,000 patrons, EBMUD's Water Production and Distribution Division, headed by Donald G. Larkin "lias the responsibility of keep ing a constant check on the district's reservoirs and on rainfall. RAIN AND Dl ST None of the main sources of contamination (atomic energy installations, uranium mills and mines, major labora tories) is on or near EBMUD watershed lands. Local streams, however, do receive contamination from in and dust in the atmosphere. Rain and snow can pick up radioactive particles from nuclear tests. Usually the amount of radioactivity is de tectable only by very delicate instruments and cannot be termed dangerous. LAP. MONITORS EBMUD's water contamination monitoring is done at EBMUD's laboratory at the Upper San Leandro Filter riant in East Oakland. There, the radiation count is made by a scaler, which Larkin describes as "a device more delicate and Sensitive than a Geiger counter." Rainfall is monitored whenever it occurs, and each ol EBMUD's five reservoirs is sampled for radioactivity at least monthly more often if high-count radioactivity is detected in air or rainfall. Five men staff the laboratory.' 1 V I ; ), 111 : K . . . 7 in-'-iC J, ,t '. - t 1 . V V ' -,Je - S t ft i inw mi 1 J RADIATION SCALER J. J. Connor, senior sanitary chem ist at EBMUD's East Oakland laboratory, checks the radi ation count in a sample of water from an EBMUD reser voir with a highly delicate radiation detector. ' ThTTcaTerse sensitive that nuclear tests by other nations eventually show up in district sample counts. However, at no time has there been any real danger to EBMUD's customers, according to Larkin. " NOT HOPELESS In case of nuclear-attack, the problem of radioactive contaminants would be enormously aggravated. But. says Larkin, the situation would be Tractor Enemy DES MOINES, Feb. 22 -Chief enemy of the farm tractor and most farm machinery is dirt and dust. far from hopeless. "Our existing system can produce water which is drinkable even alter an attack," he notes. "If people can live in the area following an attack, then we can supply them with water that is safe to use." Most radioactive contaminants could be eliminated from the water bv the stand ard coagulation operation which is part of EBMUD's normal purification process. Coagulation consists of adding alum to water containing foreign matter in a state of suspension. A chemical read ion t 'KehHbTmgs TiltTaHon Another EBMUD safeguard against contamination is a plan to place roofs on distribution reservoirs wood can stop a sizeable percentage of radiation. EBMUD, says Larkin, is "alert and ready." Woman Seeks $25,000 for Sidewalk Fall EL CERRITO, Feb. 22 A claim for $25,000 general damages is among items consid ered by the El Cerrito City Council tomorrow evening. Adele Silva, of 115 CarmeV Ave., has notified the city of this claim. She seeks $25,000 and medical and other expenses for a fall on the sidewalk at 131 Carmel Ave. on Jan. 4. Mrs. Silva charges the city with being negligent in main taining the sidewalk, which she said caused her to fall and fracture her right leg. Also on the agenda for consideration tomorrow is a res olution on interim salary and classification rates. This will put in force results of a recent city survey of city jobs. Un der the change, city halt employees w ill work 40 hours a week, with corresponding wage adjustments. Auto Agency Zoning Bid Turned Down ANTIOCH, Feb. 22 -The city planning commission has rejected an application for commercial zoning of the northeast corner of A and 15th Streets for an auto agency site. At present the parcel is in a multiple residential zone. George Stamm, the applicant, also was refused a use permit for the proposed agency. Petitions and letters filed with the planners objected that such a business would pose a traffic hazard for children attending the nearby Holy Rosary School. A-Bom b S u rvival Talk" BERKELEY, Feb. 22 An illustrated talk on "Survival of Buildings Under Atomic Blasts" will be given at noon tomorrow before the Berkeley Kiwanis Club in the Hotel Shattuck bv Jack Streblow of the Basalt Rock Co. in Napa r.'j"i-r,'l..., I-;.' ' I AMERICAN it 8 AIRLMS Flight Stewardesses , rMrfw-.. ; 1. U5y We put our heads together. . . and decided to 53 5 1 rttmiininir ' .Mrift OPEN HOUSE Landscaping at" the new Santa Fe School is examined by (from left) E. Paul Gemignani, principal; Mrs. Vivian DeBrunce, P-TA secretary; Mrs. Narvis Daw-son, P-TA president; Mrs, Dorothy Taber,-teacher, and James Sharpe, North Oakland Community Council presi-dent. Read Critic on the Hearth Daily Santa Fe School Dedication, Open House on Thursday A dedication program and open house at the new $809,'-879 Santa Fe School will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The new school plant at 915 54th St. has 18 classrooms, two kindergartens, multipurpose room with kitchen, facilities, library and offices. The program will be opened by presentation of colors by the Camp Fire Girls, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Traffic Patrol. Invocation will be given by. the Rev. James Stewart, Church of the Good Shepherd. . Entertainment will be provided by the school's choral group and the' school will be presented to the public by Barney E. Hilburn, member of the Oakland Board of Education. Presentation to the pupils and faculty will be made by Selmer H. Berg, superintendent of schools. Following the benediction by the Rev. Roy Nichols of Downs Memorial Methodist DIAMONDS 20 to 50 Discount TOP QUALITY CASH OR f AST PAYMENTS Miller's Diamond Center 1703 Ttlegnph Avt., 0k Church, parents and the gen eral public will tour the new buildings. . , . 'Conversations in Religion' to Begin BERKELEY, Feb. 22 -"Conversations in Religion" programs will be conducted tomorrow through Thursdays by the University YMCA and YWCA. ' Ministers and professors attending' the annual Pastoral Conference and Earl Lectures at the Pacific School of Religion will visit the associations each evening for informal discussions with University of California students. FEBRUARY SPECIAL 9x12 SHAGS ONLY 3 99 All Other Rug 20 Discount Th bov pric t tar cmtomtrt who brinf in nd pick up their rugi at th irin plant. Addition! chrg for pickup ftp4 dliry Mrvic. 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