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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 3, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania My combined with the Ever eff Republican Stab listed 1812 174tm year 46 july 198 lips m772000 single copy to cents Saxton nuclear buildings to be decontaminated Saxton removal of Low level radioactivity from five structures at the former Saxton nuclear experimental facility is expected to begin next Saxton nuclear experimental Sec announced the up coming work the decontamination is expected to take four months to the five structures Are a former radioactive waste processing facile a control and auxiliary a water storage tank and attached and a Timber and ear then Structure that had been used As a staging area for waste the work does not include the plants reactor containment according to a news decontamination of the structures will involve wiping Down Interior sandblasting and Chipping away contaminated removing contaminated components and packaging the material As Low level the waste will be shipped by truck to a federally regulated disposal site outside the local area or to companies that decontaminate equip ment and materials for according to the corporation estimates there will be to cubic feet of Low level or up to approximately eight shipped from the approximately seven trained workers will conduct the Decon using Standard tools such As Small Jackhammer like con Crete Chipping Sec they will Wear shoe coverings and gloves to keep contaminants off their Sec said air sampling equip ment will be installed to Monitor work the work will be done in accordance with the plants License and National regulatory commis Sion Sec said it will pose no Hazard to the Public or the Sec reported that it has received approval for the work from the state department of environmental resources Bureau of solid waste the amount of radioactivity in the five structures is estimated to total 10 Micro curies at the Plant this Quantity is too Small to produce a radiation exposure above natural background Levels but is sufficient to be measured by sensitive Sec in preparation for the Sec in january completed draining groundwater from the basement of the former waste processing facile the operation was called a Suc in Sec said it repeated a corrosion study of the reactor containment a similar study in 1984 indicated pitting of the Walls of the steel building could occur below ground level Between 1993 and data from the latest study Are being reviewed by metallurgical Sec also reported wednesday that petitions Are being filed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility com Mission to provide authority to use million from a company decommissioning fund for the decontamination work and subsequent dismantlement of the the petitions Are being filed by two of specs Pennsylvania electric company and metropolitan Edison Money from a on Page 8 after two months of grading and pouring a Cement foun structural steel is now being put into place at the construction site of Northern be Fords new elementary school North of a giant Crane was on the Job swinging beams into and this was the View by telephoto Lens from the cafeteria parking lot at the adjacent High squares renovation project bids opened a Pittsburgh area firm has submitted the apparent Low bid of for the Bedford Public squares renovation within of the project while bids were opened the project will not be awarded until at least july 6 Bedford Borough regular coun cil meeting and possibly not until a special meeting july Tony Baiano construction of Pittsburgh offered the lowest of the ten the second lowest at came from Paul and Richard of the Only other count based bid came from Bernard Baker construction of which bid the highest by Ventre of was nearly Over the project estimate of made by the project plan Richard Sutter county commissioner Gary Eber who along with commissioner Jay Cessna attended the asked the Borough to delay awarding the bid As Long As possible because of the condition of county i dont know where were going to come up with Ebersole alluding to the state audit that indicates the county owes in excess of to its Domestic relations Borough Council president John Moth Defolia Ting mass acreage by David oilman staff writer a record year for the Gypsy Moth is shaping up and Bedford county is showing the effects of the voracious the Little Caterpillar is getting help from the 17year Locust in Defolia Ting the areas Vicky the Bedford county conservation districts technician in charge of the Gypsy Moth control estimates that almost acres in Bedford county will suffer Gypsy Moth damage in that More that twice the number of acres that were harmed previous the infestation is so bad that even areas that were sprayed Are suffering Williams the District will begin compiling maps of the effected areas next Williams told the conserva Tion districts Board of directors although Aerial surveys will pinpoint the extent of the Williams said that Broad West and East Bedford and Snake Spring townships were the hardest hit this several factors have contributed to the defoliation this first of Williams the Gypsy Moth is in an up and the state Cut Back drastically on its spraying pro Gram for state game and Forest the Moths Arent the Only ones set Ting a under this years spraying a record number of acres were according to while the state was Spray ing some acres of its Forest land the county program treated privately owned private pest control agents sprayed another acres one of the highest number of acres treated privately in the they picked up some of the Williams giving the Moths a helping hand is the infestation of the periodic the 17year while it Doest eat does bite new growth on the bite causes the end of the Branch to Wither and Williams predicts that the additional stress will mean More Trees will die from the defoliation caused by the Gypsy people Are seeing the defoliation now and its she but they Are a year to compound the Gypsy Moth pro the costs of spraying is going the county spraying program will Cost landowners an acre next year because an extra Dollar was added to cover the county contrib the county dropped its per acre subsidy As part of a cos cutting Williams also anticipates a per acre charge for administrative those increases Are minor com pared to what the private applicators May new Federal pesticide regulations May double the Price of Gypsy Moth spraying Over the next couple of Williams citing Mike an entomologist with the Bureau of land owners who want their pro Perty sprayed with the larva killing bacteria next year must sign up with the conservation District by july currently 468 applications have been and Williams is predicting another record year for the Gypsy Moth Spray program in Bedford Springs festival opens to Small crowd by Linda Williams staff writer Tiger lil ies nodded vigorously in the winds of a summer storm As the sixth annual Bedford Springs music festival got under even the tent seemed to Sway in time to the smooth and melodious strains of the orchestras opening the roman festival Over magnificent tremendous better than were the general comments heard throughout As even the intermission brought the audience to its were just sitting Here wondering How to get More people said and of Pitt both members of the Board of the Only thing disappointing is the Lappe said As she looked around at the approximately too in the orchestra is better than Ever and Abramovic the guest piano soloist is the lapses said they became interested in the festival shortly after its we come when we Lappe we always stay for the entire weekend when we Bedford Doest seem to realize the potential this festival its such a charming inserted we just love the treeline the Charm of this she indicating the festival tent just be of Ive noticed that the opening concert never seems to draw a crowd and i cant figure out maybe we need a really big Call ing like Roberta i just dont marketing is All that wrong with this said Donald also of Ive been a businessman for a Long time and ill just Tell you that marketing is All that the orchestra is better than this but this festival is not being Treyve got people who should be doing that but there even the town int marketing something that could be Treen Dou there Are no signs at the turn Pike there should signs up indicate where the festival is on Page festival goers step to buy and pick up a program before Cross ing from the Shady Grove to the festival still washed in Brilliant in Nugh for the the Only disappointment few Satur Days concert was the Atten Elliott pointed out that the Borough has a deadline the bid must be awarded within 45 Days and Eber sole acknowledged that the commissioners had Given their approval to the Ebersole said the county should receive a six month financial state ment within a perhaps in time for the boroughs the renovation of the four squares is a joint Borough county funded in part by two state the bulk of the state Grant Money will come from a recreational improvement and rehabilitation act Ira which re quires 50 percent local Matching on Page 8 Ridge gives final budget of by Bill Clark staff writer Fishertown million budget for the 198788 school year was finally adopted by the Chestnut Ridge school Board tuesday the Board had Given its tentative approval to the budget a month ago and last nights action affirmed the districts Nota hike under the spending the District anticipates expenditures of and revenues of or a surplus of about reenacted with the budget were the following taxes 115 Mills Perty 1 percent earned income l percent real estate Transfer and two per capita looking ahead to the coming school year which starts july the Board handled several personnel including several but delayed filling several Cindy Corle Clark of Bedford was hired As the dropout prevention pro Gram Counselor at the High school and Middle her salary of will be paid through the Federal Grant the District received for the hired to work on the districts Tel accounting program was Laurie who will receive an up to a maximum the Board transferred two Central elementary Karen Sotirokos will teach fourth Grade and Jacalyn Logue will teach first the Board delayed action on hiring three full time the vacancies include kindergarten at Central head teacher at Cen and fifth Grade at the Middle also tabled was the hiring of a Only one of five positions requiring Lon term substitutes was Elissa Henderson was hired to teach sixth Grade at the Middle two High school positions and two elementary positions Are yet to be salary increases were approved for five members of the administrative support staff confidential secretaries and maintenance supervisors ranging from my to the Board also accepted the of Middle school teacher and assistant football coach Bruce who is moving from the area tenure was granted to three Tracy Lori Schoenberger and William Tantor

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