Pennsylvania Towanda Daily Review in Towanda, Pennsylvania
1 May 1986

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1 May 1986

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Daily Review (Newspaper) - May 1, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaCurrier and Ives Litho coming to Williamston flames bum oilers in nil playoffs Page three Page eight thursday showers h cooler Iron Page 2 Friday Muc a Complete weather. Chuckle by the time you figure out what makes the world go a round you re too dizzy to care. Damp it fee menu 106th year no. 42,156 thursday May 1, 1986 25 cents countries urge citizens to leave Ukraine five . Reactors similar to russians Washington apr five Large . Reactors used to produce nuclear weapons Lack thick containment domes to trap escaping radiation if other safety systems fail in an Accident and one of them has been deteriorating for years officials said wednesday. The absence of a protective steel and Concrete Shell around the chernobyl reactor believed to have melted Down in the soviet Union is blamed by . Officials for the release of massive amounts of radiation in the worst nuclear Power Accident in history. In response to a suit from environmental groups . Officials considered building a containment dome around one of four weapons reactors near Aiken s.c., two years ago but concluded that a with a $850 million Price tag a it was unnecessary to do so. The Concrete and steel domes used at . Commercial plants Are four feet thick. In addition according to Energy department documents officials have been concerned for years about the warping Graphite Core and Embritt led and bowing process tubes in the n weapons reactor at Hanford Wash. A the . Plant closest in design to the soviet see�?~., 14 Moscow a up against a Wall of soviet secrecy Western governments urged their citizens wednesday to pull out of the stricken Ukraine where a nuclear fire spewed More radiation across Europe and touched off a storm of world outrage. The Kremlin claimed radiation Levels were dropping at the devastated chernobyl nuclear Power Plant. But a soviet Diplomat was quoted As saying the inferno was a out of control a and . Sources in Washington agreed in its most detailed casualty report the soviet government wednesday said two people were killed in the Accident and 197 others were hospitalized but unofficial unverified reports spoke of higher casualty tolls. Those reports did not speak of potential Long term casualties but the London based Greenpeace environmental group estimated 10, 000 soviets would develop cancer Over 30 years As a result of what Many consider history a worst nuclear disaster. Some of Kiev s 2 4 million people were fleeing the ukrainian capital for Moscow 450 Miles to the Northeast West German sources said. Radioactive Clouds meanwhile spread As far West As the Swiss Alps and Norway borne on mile High winds european health officials reassured the Public that radiation Levels presented no major danger. But anger built up against the soviets who kept word of the deadly nuclear event from the rest of the world until monday three Days after it happened a the soviet Union has an obligation and duty to the International Community to give the fullest Possi ble explanation of what happened and Why a Britain s foreign Secre tar. Sir Geoffrey Howe said at a West european ministers meeting in Italy. His West German counterpart Hans Dietrich Genscher called on Moscow to shut Down All nuclear Power stations similar to the crippled chernobyl Plant which uses an unusual Graphite Modera tion process. The soviet government has thrown a Wall of near total secrecy around what happened last week at chernobyl a Lour reactor Complex 60 Miles North of Kiev. �?o1 am not authorized to Tell you anything a a ukrainian health ministry official said wednesday in a typical comment he was reached by Telephone by Moscow later in the Day the official news Media carried a 300-word statement by the soviet Council of ministers saying remedial measures had reduced the radioactivity spilling from the damaged reactor and a the radiation Levels in the area of the atomic Power station had been it said the Chain reaction had been shut Down and specialists were cleaning up Quot polluted sections around the Plant. Of the 197 people hospitalized 49 were discharged after a checkup it said the statement also criticized Western news agencies for a spreading re Morse that thousands had Len killed. See a casualties a Page 14 it. Governor to present a Check to county for trash Pellet Plant by sue Corie it. Governor William Scranton will be doing More than campaigning for the governorship when he stops in Towanda today. Commissioner Robert Horton announced yesterday that while in town the lieutenant governor on behalf of the department of environmental resources Der will present a Check to the Northern tier solid waste authority its a for construction of a trash to Energy Pellet conversion Plant. Commissioner Horton said the Check which will be presented for construction of the Pel litigation Plant which is to built on a two acre site at the w. Burlington Landfill location is expected to be in an amount ranging Between $800,000-$900,000. Dan Spadoni of Der a Williams port office who notified the commissioners of this Check presentation said he does not know the exact amount of monies the solid waste authority will be receiving he noted that a Quot mock Check will be presented today with the real one being issued after necessary paper work has been completed. David Terrill its a director said he too is unaware of the Grant amount to be awarded a they Tell me a he commented. Terrill related that the authority applied for a $900,300 Grant these monies he said would see a trash a Page 13 Sayre Athens sewer users will pay More if Athens twp., s. Waverly Don t join in crab Trees in Bloom along Susquehanna by Jackie Page it will Cost sewer users in Sayre and Athens boroughs $13 More per year to use the proposed secondary sewage treatment Plant if South Waverly Borough and Athens township do not participate in the proposed plan according to Gor Don Wheler of Stearns and Wheler engineers. According to Wheler sewer users in Athens will pay $340 per year when the new Plant is completed versus $327 if All four Valley municipalities participate. In Sayre sewer users will pay $232 per year without South Waverly and Athens authority oks engineering firm by Jackie Page the Athens Sayre joint sewer authority last night affirmed the engineering firm of Stearns and Wheler As its engineering firm and appointed Kitter Peabody of Philadelphia As its financial advisor for buying and Selling Bonds for the construction of its $5.6 million secondary sewage treatment facility. The updated facility is mandated by the Federal environmental Protection Agency to be completed by july 1988 in addition the authority selected the firm of Stevens and Lee As its Bond counsel. Solicitor Robert Landy noted that the authority needs both a financial advisor and a Bond counsel. The financial advisor will a put the Legal stamp of approval on the Bond and will see that the Bond Issue is he said that the financial advisor will buy and sell the Bonds and Structure the Bond Issue making the offer to buy the whole Issue. He noted that Kitter Peabody is a one of the Best in the country a and it is an a expert in the see a Engineer a Page 14 township versus $219 with Valley wide participation. Non severed residents would go from the anticipated $49 per year charge to $74 without South Waverly and Athens township participation. Wheler provided that information after Sayre Borough Council president Henry Peterpaul requested the information during last nights Athens Sayre joint sewer authority meeting held in Athens. Peterpaul also told the authority that Sayre Borough would like to seek a second estimate to the proposed $5.6 million secondary sewer Plant expansion being mandated by the Federal environmental Protection Agency Epa by july 1988 a a that san awful awful amount of Money for a secondary sewage system a Peterpaul said. A we Are asking for a second opinion from another engineering Peterpaul also told the authority that he would like to see Sayre and Athens boroughs a go it alone and not permit South Waverly and Athens township to join the authority see a sewer a Page 14 flowering crab Trees Grace the Banks of the Susquehanna River in Towanda reminding everyone that Spring is really Here. The Trees were planted and Are being maintained by the Towanda Garden club. Daily review photo by John Thomas proposed jail site is approved by sue Corie two actions relative to the proposed construction of a new county prison were approved by commission ers Robert Horton and William Gannon in actions taken at yesterdays weekly meeting of the Board the first was the appointment of the Law firm of Tive Hetrick and Pierce As Bond counsel in regard to a proposed Bond Issue for the new jail construction and the possible re funding of the existing Manor Bond. The Legal fee for these services will be $12,500. This firm is based in Harrisburg commissioner Horton noted there Are Only a few Bond counsel firms in Pennsylvania and none in the immediate area. Commissioner Gannon said fee proposals were sought from the Law firms which perform these serv ices of those who responded tins firms fee was the lowest he said also at yesterdays meeting the commissioners approved a site a Quot county owned land located across from the Manor As the preferred site for the new prison construction. Commissioner Horton stated that his vote in favor of these actions should not be interpreted As any change in his feelings in regard to the new prison construction the actions approved at yesterdays meeting he said need to be taken regardless of what size facility is approved for construction commissioner Horton explained he is still concerned with the size facility which is being considered for construction a 69 cell facility. He explained that initially a $2.5 million facility was being proposed the Cost of the proposed now facility As it has now been designed has risen to about $4 million see mail site a Page 3 missing Miller time and wondering what s wrong with youth in Asia i can to really recall when i started growing old. I guess i was of a Day or two old at the time. Not that i was aware of the phenomenon of aging i done to think it was a relevant topic of discussion at that juncture. I did no to get to communicate with my Peers during those first few months of life so most of the conversation directed at me came from adults who used to stick their faces much too close to mine and say things like a is no the just a Woodums itty bitty boy a subconsciously i undoubtedly realized at the time that one aspect of growing older required you to say inane things to infants like skill unlimited a by Wes Skillings _ a Good us itty bitty it also id surmise acquainted me earlier than necessary with bad breath tobacco stained Teeth and nostril hairs. This is All conjecture however because i done to really remember those Early months at All i do remember that during those Halcyon Days of childhood growing old was a much desired experience. Can you believe All those minutes and hours we spent desperately seeking maturity its depressing to think we wasted a portion of our youth even if it were Only a fraction of a percentage wishing we a it were older a looked older or a acted older adults knew we had it made and they kept trying to Tell us. A enjoy yourself while you re Young a an occasional adult would admonish us when we trumped Over fhe inequities of having to mow the Lawn on a saturday morning Quot you la never have it better than of course we did no to believe them these people these grown got to eat what they wanted go to bed when they wanted and spend As much Money on whatever it was they wanted. They got to drive cars eat stuff that was bad for them after we were sent to bed and offer unsolicited opinions and advice. Who did they think they were fooling they did no to have to do Homework go to school and listen to grown Tell them How wonderful it was to be Young and How Many Miles they had to walk to school when were kids. A if i had the conveniences you have when i was a lad a they a say with that faraway look in their eyes a i would have thought i was in sure. Right going to bed and try ing to get to sleep when the Adrena Lin is pumping furiously running in place under the sheets is real Paradise. That was the worst thing about being a kid turnabout was t fair play. Adults who were also known As a authority figures and your a betters a got to say anything they wanted to you teachers could ridicule your handwriting Barents could Harangue you about being Sloppy and Lazy. Sunday school Tea hers and pastors could Tell you you were going to hell. They insisted they told us these things for our own Good because they loved us and cared about us. It did no to work the other Way however a they Uncle Elmo you know you might be doing us All a favor if you d quit wearing those Bermuda shorts your legs look like hairy Sticks with big knobs in the see a skill a Page 13 Athens Apple Blossom festival starts today

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