Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 1, 1972 · Page 13
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, September 1, 1972
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Section B to 10 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sport* Clarified Alton, Illinois, Friday, September 1,1972 Acid drainage suspected in area By BILL LHOTKA Telegraph Staff Writer Macoupin, Madison and St. Clair counties are among 24 that head the priority list of a special environmental task force investigating acid mine drainage into streams and rivers, an interim report of the Illinois Institute for Environmental Quality disclosed Michael Schneiderman, director of the Institute, said that the three counties were among the worst in acid mine drainage of the 69 Illinois counties in which the problem is known to exist. Schneiderman said'the task force, consisting of Environmental Protection Agency experts, has COITV pleted surveys of two counties, Williamson and Saline, and of 136 mine inspections in the two counties, 47 mines had serious acid discharge and 43 were potential threats. The task force to survey each courty was created last March 9 in an executive order by Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. "Mining wastes contain sulfur compounds which are converted into diluted sulfuric acid in combination with air and water," Schneiderman saad. "When this mine pollution product reaches the waters it threatens fish and other stream life and all people who use the stream's water," Schneiderman warned. "Mine pollution can affect waters far beyond the county in which the mine is located." Schneiderman said that heavy rains at times caused massive pollution and the 'jroblem was not restricted to .'rip mines alone although they are the prime offenders. Schneiderman said the rivers most serioulsy threatened were the Big Muddy, the Little Muddy and the Saline. The Big Muddy flows into Rend Lake Reservoir and the Little Muddy into Crab Orchard Lake, two major recreational areas of southern Illinois. In addition to acid mine drainage, the Institute interim report made the following observations: — Some 20 strip mining permits were rejected in the •last year since passage of the s t r i p m i n e c o n t r.p 1 act last September because the mining operators had inadequate reclamation plans. The 20 rejections amounts to 25 per cent of the applications. Eighty-four mining projects were approved for strip mining that affect 6,646 acres. Tax collection record set in city this year Record high property taxes of $5,661\566 were collected in Alton for the past year, compared to about $4,990,000 the year before, Alton city treasurer M.O. Elliott reported today. This year's tax collection though includes $163,662 in persona! property tax payments placed in escrow account. County Treasurer George Musso will make refunds to taxpayers if the U.vS. Supreme Court upholds a 1970 referendum abolishing the individual personal property tax and reverses a lower court ruling. Elliot.!: said most, taxpayers, Including all major industries paid their taxes all at once rather than into two installments this year, because tax bills were sent out about two months late. The bills were sent out July 1 and payments were due Aug. 1. Elliott said about 83-84 pet- cent of outstanding taxes had been collected. Alton property taxpayers this year faced an overall tax increase of about 5 per cent. Although the city levy went down 2 cents, the school district levy went up 13.8 cents, the county share increased 8.8 cents, the township increased about 1 cent, Civic airport levy went up one-half cent, and Lewis & Clark Community College levy increased by 4.3 cents. Many elderly taxpayers also paid more this year because the homestead exemption was not. in effect. But Elliott said that persons over 65 who make proper application in the assessor's office should see their taxes reduced by $60-$65 on the average, next year. Jacoby on bridge By OSWALD & JAMES JACOBY NORTH 4Q10954 VK102 4»AJS _ WEST 4> 3 VJ763 • 9732 +.K1098 SOOTH (D) 4AKJ86 V54 BAST 472 VAQ98 4Q106 +Q754 *A32 Both vulnerable West North East Sooth Pass »<fc Pass 4-* Eass Pass Pass Opening lead-* 1ft No point count value is assigned to a 10-spot (but don't Troy schools closed for water test TROY, HI. (AP) - Four schools in this Madison County community remained closed today pending results of water sample tests taken two days ago. About 1,900 customers of the city water department have been boiling water since repair of a 10-inoh main which broke Monday. Fred Norbury, water department superintendent, said water samples were sent to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in Springfield and that test results are expected tonight. Homes affected are in Troy, in the western part of Maryville and in the northern part of Collinsville. despise those nice cards for that reason. On occasion a 10- spot will turn out to be worth a full trick. It is a cinch for South to find a way to go down with today's four-spade contract. He wins the first club; draws trumps; leads a heart to dummy's king; groans when East plunks on the ace; loses a second heart and a club and eventually sees East plunk the queen of diamonds on dummy's jack. It is even easier for South to insure this contract by taking full advantage of dummy's 10 of hearts. He starts procetdings by playing dummy's jack of clubs. He lets East hold the trick with his queen. East returns a club. South wins; ruffs his last club in dummy; draws trumps and Jeads a heart. If West plays low South plays dummy's 10. East wins with the queen and is helpless. If he cashes the ace of hearts it sets up dummy's king for a diamond discard; if he leads a diamond it takes care of the diamond finesse; a club lead gives South a ruff and discard. The bidding has been: West North fiut South 1 • Dble Pass 1 4 Pass 2* Pass 2N.T. Pass 4 A Pas» 5 + Pass 5V Pas» T You, South, hold: 48749 V: *AKI48*762 What do you do DOW? A— Just bid five spade*, Tour five-diamond call was doubtful and you must sign off front now vu. TODAY'S QUESTION Instead of bidding two diamonds, your partner has bid two hearts over your one syade. What do you do now? —Performance bonds on file for the 84 projects amount to $4,250,000 or an average of $650 per acre. In the past, lower bonds provided incentive for operators to simpiy abandon the land and the bond money. — The Illinois Pollution Control Board adopted regulations May 23 requiring mine operators to obtain permits to open, operate or abandon a mine fro m the Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Department of Mines and Minerals. — The General Assembly failed to pass legislation to restore 90,000 acres of abandoned strip-mined land. The proposal which had bipartisan support and bipartisan opposition, particularly from mining interests, would have created a revolving fund to reclaim portions of the abandoned land, sell it, and .apply the proceeds to more strip-mines wasteland. Gov. Ogilvie, during a campaign speech in Mt. Vemon ' said, "the failure of the General Assembly to pass the abandoned lands legislation is the only significant difficulty in our comprehensive program." "This is must legislation for our state, and I will fight for it until it is passed," Ogilvie said. The governor said the cost, of planning the restoration would come from public utility taxes. Utilities are the primary users of the coal that is either mined or strip-mined in Illinois. MR, FRIENDLEY f SEZ , . , ' Now is the best time to feed & weed your lawn the easy way. Super Turf Builder Turf Builder & 2 Turf Builder or seed with one of Scott's quality lawn • seed mixtures. ST. PETERS ELECTRIC & HARDWARE 466-6931 2502 State, N. 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