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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta RENO, NEVADA 8 Days Several Depaituros, Each (double) For information and bookings contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VIllAOE MAIL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbtidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridgc, Alberta, Monday, October 2, 1972 PAGES 9 TO 20 NOW OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh S. PHONE Now Arriving; THE NEW EUROPEAN FALL EYE FASHIONS for 1973 Better pollution monitoring said needed in Alberta By RUDY HAUGENEDEU ]1crald Staff Writer Gas plant pollution monit- oring equipment In Alberta is .still too simple lo give a true pollution says an Environ- ment Conservation Authority position paper. Although the effects of chem- icals released into the air from sulphur cxtvaclinn plants are "quite well clucuincntcd in the laboratory, here in Alber- ta we have only' made a begin- ning into the analysis ami fate of the possible constituents of our the paper says. not known are the ef- fects of numerous chemicals ejected into the atmosphere, other than that most of them "have been implicated in health deterioration associated with j air contaminants." At plants where sulphur is burned off in gas flares instead of recovered into the familiar solid yellow material, the pol- lutants, says the paper, often duplicate tlic compounds "nor- mally implicated in the irritat- ing effects of urban smog." However, most of the worst pollution comes when there are cases of plant upset. In the process of making sul- phurous contents of natural gas into the yellow solid, numerous chemicals pollutants are releas- ed into the air. Monitoring of pollutants is carried out by the recently-es- tablished department of the cn- vivonment. Their efforts at Alberta's nu- merous gas plants currently re- volves around two mobile air monitoring trailers. The EGA paper says, "Un- fortunately, such trailers arc of limited mobility and require a rcadly accessible source o f power." In addition, the report sa> these trailers arc moved to a high-polluting plant only after a possibly dangerous level of pollution has somehow been noted. Further, the paper question the practicality of having only two such trailers it admits two more will be in operation this fall. But it adds the prac- ticality of temporary monitor- ing units is questionable be- cause degrees of gas plant pol- ulution varies with time and climatic conditions. Stack height important Slacks ranging in height from 200 to 500 feet high for the breakdown of chemicals necessary to make solid sulphur are used. "The ground level distribution of pollutants emitted by a stack varies with the distance from that stack in a complicated the paper says. "Generally it would be ex- pected [hat this concentration would ba low near the stack (because of wind and an move- increase through a maximum and (hen decrease as it recedes from the point of emission. "What happens in practice cannot as yet be predicted with any real accuracy. "Only generalizations can be made based upon the assump- tions inherent in the mathemat- ical formulas used to arrive at an acceptable stack height." The "rule of thumb" maxi- mum pollution concentration generally occurs 10 lo 20 ef- fective stack heights down wind. The slack height of Shell's Pincher Creek plant is estimat- ed around 200 feet so it can be assumed, adopting the ECA papers formula, some of the worst pollution can take place between a half-mile and 1 Vz miles from the operation. Also, the paper adds, "The amount of pollutant recorded at every ground level point is ex- pected to change in the same proportion as the rate at which pollutant is discharged from the slack." According to formula, the higher the stack the lesser the pound-level pollution but not the atmosphereic pollution. Sulphate concentrations rain water in Alberta are above ''world-wide1' background lev' els but are "still welt below the values for industrialized areas of North America." "The Ic-ng-term effect of this sulphate accumulation is, ever, an increasing matter ol concern." In 1970 the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Boad set out new pollution guideline "It would appear at present that these tighter restriction on sulphur emmissions wit: compel modifications to at leas! 21 of Alberta's suiphur reco% ery the EGA paper says. Rules often unclear While the rules governing gas plant pollution, are strict, they are "not as stringent as those of Texas." The ECA paper authors com- plain that the regulations "as published" do not spell out dir- ectly what is implied FACTS of LIFE MOW Of THEM 00 If THROWN OR fOKfDmralKtWMtS.TMF SWAMP DlkBBIT Of THE SOU1H AND THl ABtllC KARt m VERY GOOD SWIWMRS. Do you also know your old "labelmaker" is worth AT SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316 7lh Street Soulh Phono 328-2301 orable, Average and Unfavor- able acid gas qualities." Alberta's air quality stand- ards are not as tight as those in Japan, and Germany, jior equivalent to those country's long-range plans. The Energy Conservation Board says that as of Jan. I, Iil73, all plants, except those where a continuous year-round hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide monitoring directive ap- plies, must undertake a contin- uous type of survey. This spccifieds that one- month continuous surveys must be taken at an interval "around the annual plant turn around (catalyst "There is little doubt that in- creasing levels of toxic mat- erials are bad for human says the report. The Alberta standards repre- sent the extent that a "particu- lar chemical can lie shown harmful lo human health. A margin of safety is then add ed." However, the position qucs- CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BltJC. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 NO EXCUSES! Now you can afford to dip into the very best Kem-Glo VELVET (FLAT) ENAMEL SPECIALLY REDUCED TO......... Gives soft lustrous finish Withstands repeated washings Custom -nixed colors 1.99 gal. lioncd tlic validity of the stand ards, as there are too many personal body chemical differ- ences in individuals plus the seasons! climatic condition! plus geographic factors whicl cause varying conditions ir areas where plants are located lUereury content of ga plant emissions also were re- viewed in the paper. The mer cury content from the plants not significant. The long-range effects working among pollutant plant chemicals are unknown the report stales. "A person's medical history doesn't follow him from job te increased to 16 in January, CANADA THISTLE A plant which expresses a certain beauty by itself with deep green foliage and dark purple in this particular plant's case, a confused sense of blooming the Canada Thistle could be grown' in greenhouses or in homes, but because it is the scourge of pra'irie farmers, it is classed as a and is fought by the entire agriculture industry. Studies have shown that only two of these plants per square yard in a field can reduce yields by as much as six bushels per acre. -Walter Kerber Photo Police weekend busy City police are investigating a hit and run accident in which a Lethbririge youngster nar- rowly escaped serious injury. Michelle Filgas, 9, w a s struck by a car in a crosswalk at SLh Ave. and Ilth St. S. at 9 p.m. Saturday. The car involved stopped briefly and then left the, scene. The girl suffered minor cuts and bruises. have been struck by snowballs, rocks and other assorted ob- iects with the rear windows of ,he buses drawing the most at- :ention. A group of youngsters who have been using city transit buses for target practice are the object of close scrutiny by Lellibrklgc city police. The activities are mainly centered along 12th Ave. S. bet ween .Mayor gralh Drive and near Lake- view Elementary School. Reports .say that the buses SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT AND WALLPAPER 321 6th St. S. Phone 327-8321, 327-0211 TAKING NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS? This is the t lie me that all pharmacists around the entire country will be sfrassinrj this week. Why is it imporlanl? Because, mnny drugs that tfo not require a doctor's prescription can be dangerous and your pharmacist is qualified cc'Jnicl yoy in i'ne use of such over the counter drugs. Of coune, setf-medication is only indicated with slmpla ailments and should never be ol- lempled there is the possibility of some- thing moro serious. We will never hesitate to recommend fhal you consult your doctor if we that you may be doing yourself a disservice by continuing with a drug, DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN GEORGE RODNEY Haig Medical Bldg. 401 Slh SI. S. 601 6th Ave. S. free Delivery Cull 328-4133 Cnll 327-3364 Gordon Conine, 1224 5 Ave. came up with an un- expected find wliile trimming weeds in his back yard Sunday. Nestled in the high grass was rubber luMng and other assorted equipment used tor pot smoking. Mr. Conine turn- ed the materials over to city police for investigation. Two Lelhbridge resldenl escaped injury when their sai boat overturned in gusty on Henderson Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Butler, 5fl n St. A N., were the only cupants of the boat. The mi hap occurred Sunday at p.m. Appeal total: Donations to (he 1972 Lcth- >ridge United Appeal stood at last weekend, the Com- nunity Chest reported today. A series of report meetings 'or canvassers is being held this week, with division 1 teams 1 to 8) meeting Mon- day, division 2 (teams 9 to 16> Tuesday, division 3 (teams 17 to 24) Wednesday, and division 4 (teams 25 to 32) Thursday. and an afternoon class will ba held for the other eight chil- dren. ____ The teacher Is Judy Dow, a University of JjOthbridge grad- uate in education with special in children's learning problems. Five women are volunteers to this project. They are Mrs. Chapman; Ann Jolianscn, speech pathologist with the pub- lic school district; Merlyn Arms, a speech pathologist in private practice: and t'.vo certi- fied teachers, Evelyn Parsons with Dorothy Goodor School, rmd Lorraine Cordukes, previ- ously with Project HeadStart. Mrs. Dow is the only paid teacher in this project and the grant is to pay her salary. Mrs. Chapman said minor ex- penses, including classroom rental and equipment, are shar- ed by the parenLs, the Rehabili- tation Society of Lethbridge, and donations from service clubs. About 15 directors attended (he AHCD meeting, the first one held in Lehtbridge. The AHCD board also discussed a pilot pro- jet in Ecimonion for people who have disabilities but who are able to look after thcm- i selves, for them to live togeth- er in groups of between eight and 12. said Joe Green of I-ethbridge, a vice-president of the ARCD. The next annual meeting of the ARCDwill held, in Letli- bridge, nlso for the first time, next June. All election candidates at U of L A four-candidate political for- um will be held at the Univer- sity of Lethbridge at noon next Wednesday, Candidates from all four par- ties in the Lelhbritfge constitu- ency will take part in the for- um in Room E690. Each candidate will be given an opportunity to speak to the students and speeches will be followed by a question period. HI-TEST 5 YEAR LIGHT BULBS AM popular sizei. Price PHONE 327-5767 DOWNTOWN junior Achievement under way More than 200 members of Junior Achievement of South- ern Alberta will begin activities j Tuesday ami Wednesday. 1 At (he meetings, held in (ho j City Hall annex from 7 ol 3 p.m., the program for !he Octo- her to May term will he: by program director Den- nis Pommcn ami advisors from the sponsoring companies. Junior Achievement is a pro- gram offering high school stu- dents practical experience in company formation, manage- ment, production and salesman- ship. A fund Tai.sing campaign Is currently being conducted in the business community. Mon- ey will used to provido a cenlre for activities and to pur- chase the ncccsrary equipment for production of the products to be manufactured. LICENCING Kvcry new field crop X'ariely licensed in Canada passes through the Regina Research Station. a variety lias survived two years in co-op tests the final stage of testing for new varieties a preliminary seed increase U started at Regina. City police are investigating a pair of break and enters dur- ing the weekend. Soda pop and candy were stolen in a break in at George McKillop Element ary School. Entry was gained by breaking a window with a brick. Furn- ishings and equipmen t we re damaged in the incident. Nothing was stolen in a break at the; Lethbridge Farmer's Market, 111 7th Si. S. The j break in was discovered Sat- urday morning. The cash regis- ter had been rifled but it con- tained no money. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC ScWarSz Bldg. 222 5lh SI. S. Phono 328-4095 AIR CONDITIONING Alcon Refrigeration Ltd. For tha best buy in Air Conditioning Phone 327-5816 AUCTION BARN 2508 2nd Ave. N. Regular Tuesday Evening Sale OCT. 3rd P.M. SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL COMPLETE RESTAURANT CLOSE OUT 'U' shaped counters, stools, arborile top upright commercial fridge, commercial stove, commer- cial deep frier, glass front display case, plus all necessary equipment lo furnish a restaurant. Westinghouse frost free fridge, very good rumpui room sufle complete with chesterfield1 and chairs, coffee tobies, portable television, brief case, vanity stool, crutches, slack- ing stools, patfo lamp, electric hnater, tapestry, fishing rods, radio-record player, bicycle, trike, youth bed, crib and mol- tress, snow shovels end 1ools, assortment of new tools i.e. wrenches, pliers, elc., healers, washing machines, beds, both- lub, vacuums, televisfons, drapes, waffte Iron, ammunition cases, high-chair, occasional chairs, television antenna, mce arborifa coffee toble, Many more items too numerous to list. HOUSEHOLD SALE one consignor like new chesterfield and chair very practical material. Frost free fridge. electric New box spring and mattress, elc. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT SOUTHWEST AUCTION SERVICES Phone 327-1222 2508 2nd Ave. N. Auctioneer; BILL HOPE-Lic. 845 REED HAWTHORNS Sales Representative SUNAR FILING CABINETS Equipped with Tip Action Block and Rod rome Handles Label Holders and con be used h hanging folders. Also nvailobla with plunger typo lock securing oil drawers with minimum effort- the Sunar Filing Cabinet now on display ot CHINOOK STATEONERS LTD. 319 7th STREET SOUTH CHONE 327-4391 ;