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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _ Wedneidny, Auguit 23, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALB 41 Pelroleimi proilitclion in Alberta holds steady cure hurts CALGAHY (CD IJiiuW petroleum production In la averaged IjiitTm a day the week untlcii 15, the. Alberta rc- sources conscrviJtion said in a report. Production in the previous v.'cck averaged barrels a (lay. Daily imxlucliui] in Aug- ust was expected to average barrels a day. Volume tit oil carried by major pipelines in bnrrds a day, (Fields served bracket- Federated Pipe Lines I.U'.: (Carson Creak Norlli, Freeman, Jndy Creek, Judy Creek, South, Mornvillc, Swan Swan Hills Soulli, Vir- ginia) Rainbow Co. (Nipisi, Mitsuc, bow, Zama) Peace Itivcr Oil Pipeline Co. Ltd.: (Ante Creek, Gir oux Lake, Goose River, Nipisi Ltd.: ilain- ylj. Knybtib l.a'.c.1, Stll Liltle .Si KliT- I.sikc Kc-d Pipeline.1 Cti. Ltd.: At'hci.'icin, Adiusuj: I'Jysl, Kx- I ior, l-'uirydtll, Cold e n pikL-, U'duoWorjdband, Hcd- f'tmbiiui Pipeline; Co. Ltd.: (Utikuma, Carrel Creek, i-iiL-m, I'ld.'itiii, Niton, 1 OLD I'l.ANK CRASHES ['OUT CMNTON, Ohio (AI'l Eighteen persons were in- jured Monday in the crash of a Kord Tri-Motor Tin Ooosc at F'orl Clinton munici- pal :iirporl. rnv; the plane .start to climb '.vhon the left wing suddenly dipped. The plane en route to I'ut-In- May, South liass in Lake Erie. happens when n lo- cal Is close hccanse il can'l aflonl to itircl new Bjili-polliitlon rc- The anssvrr be sin as Asso- Tress cnvii'oiuncjttnl v.rikT .l'inn lictljamin notes in the foUoivini; story. IIy STAN HKN.IAMIN SALTVILLK, Va. (API It hurLs to be a "transitional eco- nomic even for the sake of clean air and water. It in plain English, to be one of the growing number of companies ami communities forced lo stop pollution at the cost of shutdowns, layoffs and Economists predict environ- mental shutdowns may bit 300 factories and ns.OOfl jobs in communities in the United during the next five years. The crunch came early lo fialtville, Va., a company town whose mainstay chemical plan' dvmpiiii; tons of tc salt into the local river daily. "Our plant was polluting very admitted a chemical worker. "Not water, but ail' tco. II was pitiful. Blue smoke alt do'.vn in this valley." The blue smoke is gone now. Rut so arc some 900 jobs in a town of people. For 75 years the Olin-Mathie- son Corp's Solvay process plant converted locally-mined salt brine and limestone Into soda U.S. postal official resigns WASHINGTON (AP) The i communications, said Blur's United SSates postal service's I rcsigration have been re- banking director has resigned after a government invesliga- quested if he had not offered it. "A thorough investigation has indicated no violation of law by ion of his role in helping a I Mr. Cain said. But he obtain a loan I said "the postal service Is de- from a New York bank. .lames Illair resigned Friday from (he post. He hail been placed on leave with- out pny last week following an arliclc in Ihe Washi Post saying he had helped a Wash- ington builder, Dr. Cyrus Kat- zen, obtain the loan. Jamison Cain, acting as- sistant postmaster general for tcrmJncd to avoid not just Ihe actuality but even the appear- ance of using public office for any non-public purpose." The Post had reported that Blair telephoned First National City Hank of New York to rec- ommend the private loan as a personal favor to Douglas In- The bank handles about million in postal (unds a day. ash, caustic soda, chlorine, bi- carbonate and dry ice. Waste salt was dumped Into the North Fork of the Holston Itiver, running between the fac- tory building; suspended solids were settled out in impound- ments on the edge of town, one of which broke in 1924, killing 18 people. In recent years natural soda ash mined in Western states be- gan taking over the Eastern markets of Solvay-process soda ash. Still, said James Sells, Olin's last plant manager in Saltville, ''the plant was earning money." "Soda ash was marginal, but certain products were profit- able." Anti-pollution enforcement fi-, nally tipped the balance the' oilier way. In July, 1970, Vir- ginia reduced by to per cent the limit on tall discharges. Meanwhile, federal officials ordered Olin to slop mercury discharges had forced a fishing ban on the North Fork. "There was no economic so- said Sells. The plant was closed. Its 1670 employment of Ml dwindled by attribution lo 743; then Ihe soda ash plant was cioricd in mid-1971, followed by chlorine and lye production early this year. Air force can- cellation of a rocket-fuel con- tract finished it off. Ihe closing, the Saltville area lost a payroll, and Ihe county will lose almost in annual property taxes, most of which returned to Saltville. EI'TKCT SMALL Surprisingly, however, local busineri has been little affected so far, says William Totlen, Saltville's mayor. To'.ten looks on Uie bright side: It hits drawn our people together more. The merchants have cleaned up, painted up and created a little friendlier attitude. Prior to that it was kind of dreary." Not all of Saltville's residents are so optimistic. "Property values have said Harold Puckett, 43. 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