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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 39

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* V f m AEC studies show power plants 'clean' Associated Press UNITED NATIONS-Nuclear power exposes the public to "minimal and insignificant" doses of radiation, a study of the nation's 21 operating civilian nuclear power plants reported yesterday. "Based on the experience of the first decade of experience with civilian nuclear power," a report said, "environmental radioactivity will not be a limitation that will impede its development." But the report cautioned that other environmental factors, such as dumping of heated water from power plants into the nation's waters, may be the controlling factor in the number and size of power stations to be built at any given The report was presented by Prof. Merril Eisenbud of the Institute of Environmental Medicine, New York University Medical Center, to a symposium on the environmental effects of nuclear power stations. The five-day international symposium at U.N. headquarters, which ended yesterday, was sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the . U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Eisenbud, former head of New York City's Environmental Protection Administration, said environmental radiation should not limit the need to build about 400 reactors, on 150 to 200 different sites, by the year 2000. "The decade of the 70s," he added, "should give us the assurance that our nuclear industry can grow to maturity as a blessing to mankind that will bring to the world the great benefits of electrical energy with a minimum assault on the wholesomeness of our environment." Eisenbud's report, however, did not consider thermal effects and he conceded they also must be considered. Many environmentalists are concerned that water drawn from rivers, streams and coastal waters to cool reactors is heated in the process to an extent that , subtle, long-range effects occur. SM . «** ^ UH/M Atlantic Oceoft Conbboon S«*a More Hearing on nerve gas »•« Continued from Page 1 lethal chemicals in waters of such great depth. She said the pressure at such depths posed the danger of a sudden and simultaneous crushing of all the concrete containers, releasing all the gas at once. Two years ago, she noted, the Army disposed of gas in 7,000 feet of water off New Jersey and subsequent checks by Navy scientists showed no detectable harm to marine life there. The Army has expressed nervousness about any further delay, saying there has- been some evidence of leakage in the concrete and steel coffins and that chemical experts say there might be an explosion if the gas leaks Into the propellant chambers of the rockets. At least one Army expert, Col. Jack Osick, would like to see the concrete vaults burst as soon as possible on reaching bottom. "That way we'd get rid of the gas quickly, within hours, instead of having it leak out slowly over several years," said Osick, deputy director of chemical and nuclear operations for the Army chief of staff. Steel jackets encase the concrete vaults, and Osick expects srime welded seams will rupture as the Liberty ship sinks and that eventually the gas will leak out, "but hydrolysis will render it harmless within 10 hours." In London, a team of British experts sent to examine the U.S. plans for disposal of the gas said yesterday it was satisfied the disposal would cause no serious harm. "The dumping will cause no appreciable harmful effects apart from very localized, unpersistent damage to marine life," the team said in a report. Three representatives Hew to the United States earlier this week after Britain expressed to the U.S. Embassy the concern of the Bermuda and Bahamas governments. WE'RE SELLING OUT TO THE BARE WALLS! 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The California gab) appears to confirm earlier estimates that the state might gain from four to six seats In the House of Representatives, with similar gains in the electoral college. Substantial population increases already had been indicated for the four other Pacific states, in- eluding Hawaii and Alaska, which showed percentage gains of 18 and 30 percent, respectively, over 1960. The California increase of 3,979,636 over the decade boomed the five-state total to 26,132,566 and a 23.2 per cent increase over the 1960 count of 21,198,044. Eerlier preliminary figures credited Washington with a population of 3,337,627 for 1970 and a gain of 17 per cent over 1960, while Oregon's count of 2,057,593 was up 16 per cent for the same period. The preliminary figures do not include persons wl» were away from home last April 1, members of the armed forces, federal civilian em- ployes or crews of military or merchant marine ships. Inclusion of these elements in the final figures is not expected to alter California's substantial lead over New York, for which the Census Bureau gave a provisional estimate of 19,443,000 in November last year. The California count showed significant gains over 1960 for Los Angeles County as well as for the city of Los Angeles. There were 7,970,733 persons in the county last April, the preliminary figures showed, a gain of 941,962 over 1980. The population increase for the city was less impressive, 313,385 over the 1960 total of 2,479,015. For the 46 states thus far counted, this year's census showed a combined population of 152 million. The total for the nation as a whole has been estimated at 205 million. Census officials expect the final and complete returns to disclose that for the first time more persons live in the sub- urbs than in central cities or rural areas. About 75 per cent of the population growth over the past decade occured in metropolitan arels, almost all of it In the suburban rings around the cities. Like rural areas generally, most central cities either lost population or retained only a small population growth rate. A major exception to the decline of the cities occurred throughout the so-called Sun Belt, including California, Florida, the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Texas and Arizona. Most counties bordering large cities showed steady gains in population, reflecting the growth of suburbia. As census o f f i c i a 1 s had predicted, hundreds of com* plaints about the accuracy of the preliminary figures have been registered by cities and other areas which were shown either to have lost population or had gained less than had been projected. 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