Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on July 22, 1965 · Page 28
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 28

Ironwood, Michigan
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Thursday, July 22, 1965
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TWELVE IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1965. Nuclear Industry Has One of Nation s Best Safety Records (Editor's Note: This is anoth- the matter, one would find that in er in a series of dispatches tell- about 20 years of operation of ing the story of atomic energy j reactors, there has not been a on its 20th birthday. The report single accident that has caused was written from Idaho Falls, any known injury to the public Idaho, one stop on a 10,000-mile tour). By ROBERT COCHNAR Newspaper Enterprise Assn. IDAHO FALLS, Idaho—(NEA) outside AEG plant areas. "And the safety record of personnel working inside AEC contractor plants has been phenomenally good. This safety record is no accident, but is the result —On December 2, 1942, Warren' of a very careful analysis and Nyer took his post on a squash control at every stage of nuclear court at the University of Chicago's Stagg Field. Nyer wasn't playing squash that activity." Much of this analysis and control is being done at Idaho's evening; he was sitting on top of huge Testing Station. Nyer a crude nuclear reactor and op- explained to me: "We're trying crating the rods which would to understand possible acci- sustain the world's first nuclear dents, feed this information into chain reaction. , reactor design considerat ions Nyer admits that "it perhaps j and eliminate unnecessary wasn't the safest place to be." He, strictions. should know. Today I found him re-, in charge of nuclear safety technology at the world's largest nu- "Test reactors at the Stati o n are pushed to the limits of their performance. Through th e s e clear test facility, the National tests, scientists have found reac- Reactor Testing Station near; tors are capable of withstanding than Idaho Falls. Nyer also admits—no 'p e r- haps" here—that if he had to more abuse was once thought." No commercial reactor is pushed even close to the choose between living next to a: limit. chemical plant and an atom i c | Nyer thinks it may be possible power station, "I'd choose the j that the AEC itself caused doubt power station anytime." by "unduly emphasizing the But many of Nyer's fellow citi- negative" aspects of safety, zens want nothing whatever to 1 "Even though some very high- do with anything even remotely connected with atomic energy, level brainpower has been concerned with the future of atomic despite the fact that the nuclear' energy and its safety," Nyer industry has chalked up one of 1 says, "we really haven't done a GRADUATE—Roger E. Masse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Masse, Bessemer, was graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, in June. He received a bachelor of arts degree in English education. In recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement, he was awarded an assistantship so will be doing graduate work toward his master's degree, in addition to his teaching at the university next year. He is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, honorary fraternity. Roger is a 1960 graduate of the A. D. Johnston High School, Bessemer. the best safety records in the country. The public's concern has caused a few significant crimps ir, the burgeoning nuclear power first-class job of transferring this information to the public." Reactor safety is but one area of the industry's atomic energy safety program. Transport i n g program. Fearful California n s i and storing radioactive wastes caused utility to postp one — the unwnnted by products of i plans to build a reactor. New York utility quietly forgot about building an atomic power station in the Bronx after a former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission was quoted as saying he wouldn't want to live next to one. Yet residents of Dresden, 111., who have been living next door the nuclsar fission process —are perhaps an even greater problem than reactor safety. There isn't as much waste as there could have been, however. Scientists have developed an in- genius fuel • recovery process which converts a considerable amount of radioactive was t e back into useable atomic fuel. Gehrmann Urges Pollution Control "Much has been said recently in regard to water pollut i o n as a part of our general conservation of natural resourc e s, and although in northern Wisconsin it hasn't -been a real problem yet, one only has to look around to realize how important it is that we should start immediately to get serious about the dangers," says Assemblyman Barney Gehrmann of Ashland. "Ruination of our lakes and I experienced In many areas now. streams is a certainty unless we i One such bill is 324, A., which last ' former Assemblyman Vic Wallin on Lake Mendota. It is shocking toi see its condition. The amount of algae, erosion and general pollution is a terrible sight to see. Even the fish are not good tasting any more. This lake will soon be undesirable for swimming and recreation unless an all-out drive against pollution is started immediately," G e h r- mann stated. "There are several bills in the legislature to help the situation, and I would hope for passage of such legislation before we in Northern Wisconsin reach those highly for his before we lose our most Important natural resource," concluded Gehrmann. "It Is also very important that the federal government enact federal legislation to cover all states, rt Is not sufficient for one county or one state to have, good pollution control tthile a neighboring county or state creates pollution. Therefor federal controls are necess a r y, and here I commend United States Senator Gaylord Nelson for his tireless efforts to this end. "It is better that we spend the severe pollution stages be i n g i money now and make plans now World Bank to Help Finance Road Study WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank has agreed to help finance a study designed to prepare a five-year highway New Law Lowers Age TRFNTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Richard J. Hughes has signed ivprovemem program in Chile, into law a bill lowering the compulsory school attendance age in New Jersey from 7 to 6 years old. WITH THE COLORS BEEVILLE, TEX. — Mar 1 n • First Lieutenant Theodore J. Keskey, son of Mrs. Imogen* Keskey of 205 W. Coolidge Ave., Ironwood, was designated a Marine Corps Aviator and received his "Wings of Gold," July ] upon completing flight training at the U. S. Naval Auxil i a r y Air Station, Beeville, Tex. His designation represents 18 months of flight training both at Beeville and at the U. S. Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Fla. Lt. Keskey is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago, 111. to a working reactor for four) The country's first major ad- years, have no fear. Residents of Idaho Falls display no fear of the 20-odd reactors at the Test- ting Station, even when some of the reactors are purposely exploded or, as the trade terms it, "take nuclear excursions." So why the great fear of reactors? AEC Chairman Glenn Seaborg vance in treating "radwaste," as the trade call radioactive waste, took place at the Testing Station's Waste Calcining Facil i t y. This plant is converting radioactive waste solutions to a safer solid form having only one-tenth the volume previously stored. Still, however small in volume, the waste must be dumped puts it this way: "To many peo-l somewhere. Since its radioactive pie, I am sure, nuclear energy halflife is about 100 years, the is the A-bomb or the H-bomb. But if one examines the facts in material must be kept entombed for that period. Big stainl ess steel drums buried in the Idaho desert hold much of it. Waste transport and s t o r age have given rise to a thriving new outrigger inudstry, All i e d Maintenance, a New York firm engaged in industrial main t e - nance and janitorial work, has a division to handle radwaste on a contract basis. Other firms avidly compete for the business. Safety is a fetish with the atomic industry. Even visitors to atomic sites must carry dosimeter sticks and film badges which register radioactivit y . And the very occasional employer who absorbs more than the AEC-recommended dosage annually is hustled to an area far removed from radioactivity. This maximum rate is less than a patient receives when he is exposed to X rays from a convention hospital machine. After the hue and cry over radiation were raised, scient i s t s made a comparative study of radioactive discharge from the somekstacks of con ventional coal-burning power-plants and nuclear plants. And according to Dr. Merrill Eisenbud of the New York University Medical Center, "electrical generating stations that derive their energy from fossil fuels (coal) discharge relatively greater quantities of radioactive substances into the. atmosphere than many power plants that derive their heat from nuclear energy." No one can totally dismiss the possibility of an accident in the nuclear, industry— or any other industry. But Dr. Seaborg has said this: "The probability of a serious accident is extremeley low. The likelihood of a dangerous consequence should a serious accident occur is even lower. The possibilities for such improbab 1 e accidents in many other areas of our technological society are not given equivalent attention." 3,500 Cases of Beer Will Be Auctioned BISMARCK, N.D.' (AP) — An auction Monday is to satisfy an $8,348 judgment won by an advertising firm against a Bismarck brewery. On the'block will be 3,500 cases of beer. 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