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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas HiraldZtltmif March SA Nuclear coverup Radioactive spill not reported to state WEBSTER AP An industrial ac cident that contaminated at least two workers with radiation at a plant here was revealed by an employee but not reported by the a state health official The Texas Bureau of Radiation Control Monday suspended the license of Gulf Nuclear for its plant about 30 miles southeast of according to Richard director of the bureaus compliance and inspection Ratliff said Gulf which manufactures radioactive substances used primarily by the oil did not notify the state agency about the as is required by state A Gulf Nuclear official denied the ac We feel this is serious due to the fact we were not notified of the accident when it happened and the fact that employees were not analyzed to determine if they had been exposed to radioactive Ratliff Ratliff said Tuesday the license will remain suspended pending an in vestigation of the plants Ratliff said two Gulf employees were injured when a stainlesssteel capsule containing Americium 241 was ruptured by a exposing its radioactive con The 8 accident was reported three weeks he Jay assistant to the president of Gulf said that the companys safety procedures were adequate and that employees reacted Banks would not say whether the company will challenge the Banks denied that the company failed to report the and said the agencys report of the incidents seriousness was Gulf Nuclear believes its operating procedures to be adequate to safeguard the public and its employees from potentially dangerous levels of exposure to radioactive the firm said in a Five people were in the room at the time of the Ratliff and two were later sent in to cleanup the Banks said Americium 241 is a lowlevel radioactive material when encased in is used to determine the characteristics of oil gulf businesses settle for fraction of spill damage HOUSTON AP SEDCO manufacturer of the offshore drilling rig that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico in will pay Texas coastal businesses less than 1 percent of the damages they had sought to recover from historys worst oil District Judge Robert OConor gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a settlement under which the Dallas drilling company founded by former Bill would pay businesses more than million for damages stemming from the Ixtoc I oil motel and hotel owners and holders of other private interests had asked for million in four class action suits arising from the 1979 spill that fouled Texas said Theodore at torney for When a publically held company has million in claims against there is some in clination to get rid of those Dimitry said in explaining why SEDCO settled out of court with the Sidney a Houston attorney who represented a group of South Padre Island tourist had admitted the actual damages of our clients would be very difficult to The claims alleged lost revenues from tourist income and from harm done to the fishing OConor set a June 9 hearing to determine how to divide the SEDCOs written statement said the com pany denies fault and legal SEDCO settled with the federal government March agreeing to pay million to settle all The government had asked for million for the cleanup and an unspecified amount for damage to natural Starting over Volunteers patrol county after deputies fired COLDSPRING AP The San Jacinto County sheriffs office has been run almost exclusively by volunteers since the former sheriff resigned last admitting he tortured prisoners and searched passersby for drugs without officials County Judge Kent Morrison said Tuesday he had sworn in 12 reserve officers Monday night to take the place of the previous which new Sheriff Robert Brumley fired Morrison said Brumley asked for the resignations of the previous staff immediately after being ap pointed to fill out the term of James Humpy Parker pleaded guilty to two counts of federal civil rights violations and one count of ex tortion said his house cleaning was aimed at removing all shadow of doubt that has hung over this office during the investigation of But Brumley said he did not mean to imply that the former staff was involved in criminal He said he just wanted to hire all my own Brumley retained one deputy in the warrant division and hired a fulltime Morrison the department will be staffed by the reserve who volunteer 16 hours a month as patrol a former Houston police detective and twoterm mayor of this took over the post after admitted operating a marijuana trap on heavily traveled Highway as well as subjecting jail inmates to water torture to gain confessions and Criminal charges said Parkers deputies were ordered to stop and people whose cars bore bumper stickers advertising a rock radio station in Assistant Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward said sheriffs officers believed there was some connection between people traveling to those points and people carrying The charges also said deputies often strip searched men and women stopped in the trap on about 70 miles northeast of Figures from the Texas Department of Public Safety showed drugrelated arrests were made in 1981 in San Jacinto which has a population of about Bathtub suspect has alibi for Miami rapes HOUSTON AP Florida police have deter mined that a man charged in the murder of Elizabeth the estranged wife of former Arkansas Orval could not have committed six 1981 rapes in Miami because he was in MetroDade County Detective Jim Baab said investigators from his office questioned David Scott Helfond March the day after he was arrested in Faubus1 He said Helfond was jailed in Medical people face grand jury in deaths SAN ANTONIO AP Two medical people have testified more than 3M hours before a grand jury investigating a string of infant deaths at a San Antonio but a prosecutor refused to divulge any more information about the I wont comment on where they work or where theyre but theyre not said Nick Rothe of the district attorneys who is heading the They are medical he The special Bexar County grand jury is in vestigating infant deaths at the pediatric intensive care unit of Medical Center Hospital from 1978 to early Both men met with the panel behind closed doors but declined any District Attorney Sam Millsap will not say how many infant deaths are considered Rothe also remained but said the two witnesses had more details Tuesday than in vestigators had He would not confirm if the witnesses were in a position to observe any possible wrongdoing at the pediatric intensive care They have asked that I not say anything about A medical investigator from the Centers for Disease Control has started examining scores of infant medical records and interviewing some hospital Greg who works in the Oklahoma City office of the Atlantabased federal said his investigation will not be over for several Millsap has declined to speculate how long his offices probe might Rothe said the grand jury probably would not meet again for two I would rather wait and amass a significant amount of he The twoweek cycle seems to be The district attorneys office began its in vestigation A Kerr County grand 50 miles to the nor is investigating the deaths of one infant and the serious illness of several The district attorneys in each county have signed a mutual assistance pact to share information about the in Take in A stock Florida between May and October when the rapes All of the six victims were single professional women who lived alone in the same Miami apart ment The similarities between the crimes and Faubus slaying piqued their detectives who lived in Miami before moving to Houston three months is charged with capital murder in the March 3 strangulation of one of three wealthy women found dead in bathtubs at their homes within a threeday Helfond has pleaded innocent to the and a pretrial hearing has been set for April had lived alone since her husband moved back to Arkansas a year ago 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