Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Jul 26 1970, Page 3

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 26, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaYear tout Toj trittes Tatt sunday july 26, to Workman helps install new boiler it replaces Coal burning Kopper boiler Koppers Plant takes anti pollution Steps at least one Florence Industry does not intend to get involved in a future hassle Over pollution and has initiated moves to clean up its current operation. A new Gas and Oil burning boiler installed at the Koppers company facilitates in Florence should eliminate thick Black smoke from the previous Coal burning boiler and according to officials the Only thing emanating from he smokestack will be heat Waves. The company was named last March in an order from the state pollution Contrail authority to discontinue pollution of Pye Branch. At the time the company had several effluent Ponds for separation of chemicals used in the lumber treatment pro Cess of the company and another was built. Improvements were also made in the chemical re Taining process with the entire program costing Abu it assistant Plant manager g. Evans said the company was not cited for air pol ution in the previous order but it intends to stay ahead of any trouble. As a Mailer of fact plans for instal Ling the new boiler were made about four years ago Long before the general Public became concerned with ecology he pointed out. Not Only will the boiler keep the air cleaner Evans added but it will also provide better working conditions by allowing a cleaner operation. The All Metal boiler was in stalled during the company s annual two week closing for vacations and repairs which began monday. Mechanical Engineer Norman Reagan said the boiler provides steam for preparing lumber As Well As pressure used in the lumber casting process. Cost including Purchase and installation was estimated at approximately burning of Coal and Coal chips was the major cause of smoke in the previous boiler which was constructed in 1948, Reagin said. It wild now be on a stand by basis and will not be used unless the new boiler is not in opera Tion. This week in business cautions Hopes Rise for economic upturn new York a most tired of the big spenders Phi government officials expressed to Sophy. Some Type of cautions optimism in a Lokina to to Lei future the that the Economy May at last be bottoming out As they testified before Congress joint economic committee this week. But there was some concern about How quickly the upturn would occur and about the possibility of an excessive deficit in the Federal budget. Lets now blow it was the Way George p. Shultz newly appointed director of the office of management and budget said it As he warned Congress against excessive spending. President Nixon himself voiced these same sentiments and said congressional appropriations beyond his budget re quests could Start the inflation Cycle up again. He also added Cycle up again be

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