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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - October 14, 1979, Kokomo, Indiana                                KOKOM Vol 129 41 Kokomo Sunday TRIBUNE Oct 14 Dumped chemicals pose imminent hazard to m WASHIMniYYM TTIII 1979 8 sections WASHINGTON AP Millions of tons of dangerous chemicals pose an imminent hazard to man and the environment near hun dreds perhaps thousands of haz ardous waste sites around the coun try a congressional subcommitee said Saturday The hazardous waste disposal problem cannot be the House Commerce subcommittee on investigations said in a new report Federal and state efforts to con trol disposal of hazardous wastes are totally Moreover the panel found that industry has shown laxity not in frequently to the point of criminal negligence in soiling the land and adultering the water with its tox The subcommittee investigated more than a dozen sites where chemical manufacturers and other firms freely dumped toxic wastes including the Love Canal near Niag ara Falls where 200 families have been evacuated It found a repeated pattern of pol luted water supplies unexplained illness excessive radiation levels and other dangers Known cancercausing chemicals including dioxin were discovered at many of the sites before officials began looking for ways to cizan them up Robert A Roland president of the Chemical Manufacturers Asso ciation said it appeared from early reports of the subcommittee inves tigation that the members deserve commendation for a comprehensive analysis of a serious public prob lem We are especially impressed with the reports recognition of the societywide origin of and responsi bility for this problem and its em phasis on the need for further detai led study of its nature and scope Obviously there are situations where immediate action is needed Roland said At the same time we urge continued congressional action to develop the most thoughtful possi ble legislative and regulatory changes to address the basic overall Environmental Protection Agency officials agreed with the re port s conclusion that hazardous waste is the biggest environmental problem now facing the country But the officials who asked to re main unnamed maintained that they are moving as fast as they can withirt environmental laws to elimi nate existing hazards and issue new rules requiring the industry to dis safely of hazardous chemicals The subcommittee noting EPA estimates that billion pounds of hazardous waste are produced an nually said only 10 percent of that amount finds its way to safe dis posal sites In Denver for exaniple the state government is unable to find a pub licly acceptable site fdr the disposal of cubic feet of soil contami nated with radioactive radium waste Similarly environmental offi cials can find no hone for barrels of dangerous chemicals stacked up in rows in a warehouse in Elizabeth There are about 30 QO hazardous waste dumps in the country and the subcommittee found jhat the pro per disposal of hazardous materials is the exception rather than the There is a critical shortage of such sites the subcommitee said Various congress nal commit tees have been considering a propo sed superfund to help pay be SSiM1 ar estimated as the cost bf cleaning up existing hazardous wiste sites Local family happy to be flag wavets Chan children Roger Wanda Ronnie Susan Stanley By Ken Ford Tribune special projects editor There probably havent been many times that a family has dri ven back from Indianapolis to Ko komo waving flags outside the car windows It may even have been another first for Kokomo Waving the small flags the car windows was a way the seven members of the Sheh Chan family showed their happi ness last Tuesday after becoming naturalized citizens of the United States of America We are so happy It is a great honor We had hoped a lot to be na turalized We find peace and secu rity in this said a daughter Susan who is hostess and cashier of the China Clipper restaurant which the Chansown Becoming citizens Tuesday were Sheh Chan his wife Bo and the children daughters Susan and Wanda and sons Ronnie Roger and Stanley their American They were among 250 new citi zens who attended the final hearing and swearing in program at Tuesday at the Federal Build ing in Indianapolis Getting all seven there was not easy Firstthe restaurant had to close for lunch Stanley a freshman at Purdue University had to make arrangements to take a quiz an other day and Ronnie had to come from Terre Haute where he is a sen ior at Indiana State University They sent forms in last year after meeting the residential require ment Last June they took the ex amination for naturalization To become naturalized citizens persons have to be at least 18 years of age and to have lived at least five years in the with the last six months of that in state where the petition is filed Applicants must knowledge of the hisi show some ory and form of government of the United States They also must show iome ability to speak and read and write simple English A person w 10 was over 50 on Dec 24 1952 and las lived in the for at least 20 years may be come a citizen even hough he can not speak read or write However ajj persons who wish to become citizens mu nations thai show th thing about the hist Please see Lc t pass exami uy know some Chad Green playing jn Tijuana Mexico AP photo dies jl JK A English translation Our whole fam ily is so happy to be naturalized citi zens of the United Game 4 Baltimore 9 Pittsburgh 6 Baltimore leades series 31 Todays chuckle In Texas where personali zed license plates are popu lar a young medical student found the appropriate six let ters for his plate MAYBMD Weather Mostly sunny and warmer today with highs in the mid 50s Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight and Mon day with a chance of showers Monday Low tonight in the lower 40s High Monday in the mid and upper 60s Page Daily f avore il is Kennedy opudent firefighters learn how to fight a LP gas fire Page grassroots ers Page iead Ku Klux Klan has asked for a permit to hold in downtown stocks 37 3 Page 3847 ner mid ess local Boy Scout explorer post has purchased a new airplane Page 4 3234 births and 11 1320 the 2531 law may soon be a speciality in Indiana Page more than 3 to 1 Those who responded to last Sun days Tribune poll favor Democrat Stephen J Daily for mayor of Ko komo over Republican James S Sutterfield by a margin of more than three to one The actual number of ballots returned from Daily supporters was 55 compared fo 16 for Sutterfield It should be stressed the results must not be treated as a scientific poll of voter opinion Any reader of the Tribune was invited to respond whether or npt he or she was a reg istered Kokomo voter Respondents were obliged to Identify themselves a factor which could affect the will ingness of many persons to partici pate in the balloting Nonsubscri bers to the Tribune were of course unlikely to take part The result therefore might best be interpreted as a rough indication of reader attitudes four weeks be fore the election Most respondents based their comments on the issues of exper ience and leadership Daily sup porters mainly stressed his relative youth and ability to give the city vigorous openminded leadership Sutterfield voters argued their favorite was more mature and steady in his approach to govern ment The responses received as of Friday noon follow Daily constantly expresses his position on issues He isnt afraid to handle the challenge of his position on controversial issues Leonard Maureen Felkey Lody Lane Daily I think this city needs some new ideas which will be realized by electing a younger person for the mayors office Marjorie J Phillips North Locke Dally Aggressive intelligent in tuitive leadership Honest straight tothepoint answers Pat Smith South Jay Sutterfield He has the maturity and experience needed to provide the city of Kokomo with the leader ship it needs Mrs Pat Williams Katherine Avenue Daily We need a good leader a young man and Im sure that he can do the job well Promises dont hold acting and listening to the public and hearing them out can help a lot Ei telle E Barton Dakhurst Drive hasnt had a We need lead the same Let Cathy Young West Tate was my repre council and I b and I like his Ella Hankins North McCann Sutterfield I think Mr Sutterfield is well qualified experienced in meeting and dealing with people He is honest and dependable is will ing to listen and iict and much Dally Sutterfield new idea since I960 ership not more o Ralph do it attitud Steve Dally Steve Dally sentatlve on the cit think he did a good ji sense of fairness AP Chad Green the leukemiastricken 3yearold whose parents defied a court order and took him to Mexico for treatment with the banned substance Laetrile has died his grandparents said Sat urday Chad has gone said Hol lis Green the boys grandfather We got a call from Diana the boys mother last night were still waiting for another Chad died at his Tijuana home at Friday according to Mar isa Terriquez a spokeswoman for the Central Medical Clinico Del Mar in Tijuana Mexico His parents Gerald and Diana Green had re ported that afternoon that Chad was not feeling well she said This is a shock to Hollis Green said standing on the steps of his Scituate home As far as I knew everything had been fine She mentioned something went wrong Dr Jose Luis Guzman on duty at the clinic in Tijuana said in a tele phone interview that Chads death was a surprise to us all He was not interned at the hospital He was receiving treatment at the hospital where he came for it but lived in an hotel in tijuana with his Dr Guzman said he didnt know if an autopsy was to be performed I understand there were certain communication problems maybe problems of understanding be tween the childs parents and the clinic but I dont know what these Dr Guzman added Ap parently on occasion they the parents would not accept the treatment program offered by the clinic But again I do not know the The Greens reportedly have de cided to stay in Mexico to consider the possibility they may be prose cuted if they return to Massachu setts The Greens fled their Scituate home on Jan 25 after a judge ordered them to stop treating Chad with Laetrile and a special diet they claimed can combat leuke mia The judge also ordered them to resume chemotherapy treatments for Chad at Massachusetts General Hospital after the hospital brought suit in February 1978 The Greens insisted that chemotherapy was causing Chad more harm than good Testimony during the long court fight included statements by one physician who warned the boy could be suffering from slow cyanide poi soning as a result of the treatments he received at the Tijuana clinic This is a time of tremendous grief for said John Wyman who served as the boys courtap pointed lawyer We all devoted a lot of time in keeping Chad healthy I think we all have sympathy for the parents and the child Its obvious that if we can con firm that he was not receiving chemotherapy then we can all reach our own conclusion but I think we can all agree it was chem otherapy that kept him Assistant Attorney General Jona than Brant who conducted the case for the state of Massachusetts said it was uncertain whether an au topsy would be performed All I know is that the body is In a mortuary in he said The only thing I can say is that Im obviously very saddened by the Laetrile is a trademark for a sub stance derived from the chemical amygdalin found naturally in the pits of apricots and peaches and In bitter almonds Advocates claim It Is an effective caricer treatment but the Food and Drug Administration and the medical establishment in this coun try have said there Is no proof it is of any value In treating cancer margin in Tribune poll much more B E Bennett West Sycamore Daily Maturity is what we have now in the mayor How about aggressive one which Daily will be Marjorie A Lawhead Apperson Way North Dally I believe It is time to put a man in as mayor who is willing to work for the people and I think Steve Daily is the one for the job And that is why I will vote Steve J Daily for mayor on Nov 6 Kurt Earlywlne East Baxter Daily Mr Daily has been an ag gressive leader on the city council Throughout the primary campaign and the current campaign he has displayed candor integrity and a farreaching concern for the future of Kokomo J Hugh Dwyer Ruddell Drive Sutterfield Age experience and the fact that most Democrats are liberal and tend to try and spend our country out of its problems thus making them worse Charles B Adams Lody Lane Dally We want a mayor that has a stake in the future of Kokomo Rick Phillips South Armstrong Dally The Republican Party is controlled in Kokomo Remember Please see Daily favored   

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