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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta y, Novtmbtr 29, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD It Over-abundance of cars make snow shovelling more difficult By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herild Ottawi for example, that the estimated 2.4 million cubic yards of snow removed from the In Ottawa last year. So the snow contamination Is only part of the the "background" lead contamination level: 0.02 parts per million at 329 feet and should be added that the federal environment department just this month street samples contained as much as 14.3 ppm, residential streets as much into waterways under some circumstances, as the lead-containing dirt sinks to scientists, suggested In an interview that special precautions might have to be taken OTTAWA Thanks to the the nation's capital last it should be noted 20 limit lead in gas to and concentrates in the muds left at snow tomobile, many city and taken to 11 snow and run-off lead the starting Jan. 1, in land dumps sites. One solution would throughout Canada have a little more work to do than they when they shovel the out of their driveways. For It seems that snow in contained about 5.4 tons of lead. The same scientists, in a scientific report soon-to-he-published, also calculate that Is only part of the much larger lead-air pollution problem that seems to be growing in North American car-dominated urban say. "the snow along roads and in snow dumps is severely contaminated with lead from vehicle exhausts. "This is not surprising is nw used as an antiknock compound end experts fear it could contaminate special catalyst mufflers being proposed as anti pollution to 50 ppm of lead. But the report goes one step further. It reveals that the lead seems to cling to dirt particles in of the scientists, Dr. Barry Oliver with Environment Canada, said in an interview that muds at melted snow piles at dumps contained an to have the snuw dumped in a special land-fill area in the first place, but this might Increase snow removal costs dramatically. Another solution society of oun Is a tiny bit heavier than it should because the snow is heavily polluted with lead from tutonotive 8 tons of lead was discharged last year Into local rivers through Ottawa storm sewers and that another 4.5 back to the snow on the streets and in the dumps for a moment. Snow obtained from gallon of gas contains between 1.5 to 3.6 grams of lead in the form of tetramethyl or tetraethyl the 1975 cars. Snow gathered by the scientists along major highways in the national capital and that the lead con-tamination becomes even greater In the dirt left at the snow dumps after the snow melts in the spring. Similar 600 ppm of lead and as much as 3000 ppm. Children could get "very sicfc, eating the he be to remove the top layers of the dirt (the most contaminated) to special land-fill areas, where chances of persons being exposed to the lead Three Ottawa scientists discharged in sewage Ottawa revealed what much as 113 ppm of lead. can result when snow LaBarre, another be reduced. CHECK THE MANY LOW-PRICED "TAKE ME HOME" SPECIALS AT "College Mall" Shopping Centra 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive 420 6th Street South "Downtown" 324 Mayor Magrath Drive FINEST MEATS ANYWHERE OR ROUND BONE SHOULDERS CANADA GRADE "A" BEEF Ib. GREY CUP PARTY NEEDS CROSS RIB ROASTS CANADA GRADE "A" BEEF.............. SMOKED CARNATION OYSTERS 299 RANCH STYLE........Ib. CREAM BLACK DIAMOND 4 oz. pkg....... SMOKED PORK SHOULDERS SIDE BACON SWIFT'S EVERSWEET SLICED, RINDLESS 1 Ib. pkg. FRESH PORK ROAST 58' SHOULDER. HOCK ON Ib. 58 WIENERS BURNS f WHIP KRAFT 32 fl. oz. jar POTATO CHIPS 1 Ib. cov. pkg. Old Dutch AuorKd Flavoun 01 Iri-pack SIIVERWOOD'S MEADOW GOLD 3-PINT CARTON 2i89 "FRESH FOR FLAVOUR..." UPTON'S ONION SOUP MIX pkg. GRAPEFRUIT JOHNSON'S MIXED NUTS 13 oz. net wt. tin BICK'S PARTY PACK EC }'n ONIONS> rlLlxLtJ i.n 01. JAR GHERKINS 99 BICK'S PICKLES WHOLE DILLSploi SWEET MIXED YUM YUMS FLORIDA RED or WHITE NEW CROP SWEET, JUICY LARGE SIZE JAPANESE MANDARIN ORANGES SWEET AND JUICY 9 Ib. box M0 48 oz. jar CANADA NO. 2 GRADE RED OR WHITE POTATOES 20 I39 fenV Ib. bag I MIXED NUTS CANADA NO. 1 GRADE SNOW WHITE XV SNOWFLAKE ff SHORTENING f ib. tub m UPTON'S CHICKEN NOODLE 79 ff SOUP MIX pkg. Vjiwj, Canada No. 1 grade large Size Each 59 ;