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2The Daily Tar HeelFriday, February 27, 1987
NRC to check for correction of past
By MATT BIVENS
Shcaron Harris will simulate a
nuclear accident Saturday to test the
ability ot plant officials and state and
county emergency workers to coop
erate in the event of an accident, said
Chrystal Stowe. director of public
affairs at the N.C Department of
Crime Control and Public Safety.
! he drill, which is required by the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
will address problems found by the
Federal Emergency Management
genc in previous drills in Mav
I9S5 and October 1986. Stowe said.
The problems included inade
quate rumor control, incomplete use
of the Fmergency Broadcast System,
communication training problems
and a headquarters in Harnett
County that was too small, she said.
All of these problems have been
solved through training, the instal
lation of a toll-free information
number to handle rumors and
expanded headquarters and backup
radio communications system in
Harnett Count) . Stowe said.
Saturdays drill will demonstrate
that the deficiencies of the two
pre ious exercises have been success
lully addressed, she said.
Wills Fddleman. a CASH spokes
man, said The Coalition for Alter
natives to Shearon Harris was denied
permission by Carolina Power &
Fight to monitor the mock emer
gency from inside separate operation
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By SHARON KEBSCHULL
After the lower Commission
released its report Thursday morn
ing, reaction to the report on Capitol
Hill came quickly as congressmen
agreed that President Reagan lost
control of his staff but could remain
a strong president if he takes charge.
The Tower Commission was
For the Record
On Wednesday, The Daily Tar
Heel incorrectly reported in "Minor
ity enrollments are declining" that
black students have been staying
away from black colleges nationwide
since 1 977. Black enrollment in
colleges in general has decreased
nationwide. The Daily Tar Heel
recrets the error.
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centers of the state, county and the
"I think we have a right to be in
there (the operations centers)."
Roger Hannah, a news service
writer for CP&L, said the CP&L
denied ("ASH access to the opera
tion centers because the exercise
needs to be as realistic as possible,
and in an actual emergency CASH
members would not be there.
CASH will have people in the area
around the plant to monitor the
exercise and judge its realism and
effectiveness for themselves. Eddie
Because the exercise is planned out
in detail beforehand, and will involve
few citizens in the area. Fddleman
said it won't be a true test of the
plant's ability to handle an
"The whole thing is unrealistic."
he said, because "the power com
pany's basic attitude about this is
that it (an accident) won't ever
Although the drill is preplanned
and involves few citizens, it won't
affect its validity as a test, Hannah
said, because the details are kept
from the actors and a sample of the
population will be represented.
"You don't have to have everyone
participate to find out if something
works." he said.
CPA I also denied a CASH
created by Reagan to investigate
actions taken by the administration
in selling arms to Iran and funneling
profits from the sales to the Nica
"The picture that is painted clearly
is one that requires vigorous atten
tion." said Foreign Relations Com
mittee member Sen. Paul Simon,
D III., in a statement after the
Commission's press conference.
He said the president needs "to get
ahold of his own shop." but that he
still retains good will among the
congress and the public.
"The f indings of the Tower Com
mission confirmed my own conclu
sion that the low er ranks of the NSC
(National Security Council) were
running foreign policy and running;,
aniok while the President was being
mislecf and mismTofmcd by hTs own''
staff." said Rep. Morris Udall, D
A.. a member of the House Foreign
Affairs Committee, in a prepared
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request to shut down the reactor
during the drill to prevent confusion
in the case of a real accident,
"If a real accident occurs. . . the
(Emergency Broadcast) announcer
will come on and say 'this is only
a drill, this is only a drill oops,
excuse me. this is real get the hell
out of here.' " he said.
CP&L chose not to shut down
because, in the unlikely event of an
accident during the drill, emergency
teams would have a head start by
ahead being in the field and could
be easily contacted to take effective
measures, said Mac Harris, manager
of news services at CP&L.
"CASH has raised a question that
no one has ever asked before. It is
so ridiculous." Harris said. "There
is absolutely no reason whatsoever
to shut down the plant during the
The drill will not be an evacuation
exercise. Harris said, but an exercise
to test the ability of emergency
workers. Therefore, the general
public does not have to be involved.
In other developments:
Workers involved in the con
struction and operation of Shearon
Harris have been cited for frequent
drug abuse on the job, said Wills
Fddleman. CASH spokesman.
"It's like the Iran-Contra scandal:
il you knew the truth, (you would
find it) 10 times worse than you
statement. "No one in the White
House, including the President, is
above the law. Apparently the
lessons of Watergate have not been
learned bv this administration."
Rep. Hcnrv Hyde. R-lll., said in
a statement Thursday that the
process bv which the administration
implemented foreign policy was an
"example of how tun to conduct
Sen. Patrick Moynihan. D-N.Y..
said laws have been ignored and
broken in the affair.
"It was not a problem of 'man
agement style.' It's a fundamentally
flawed view of the American govern
ment." he said in an afternoon press
Moynihan said the legislature had
enough laws to prohibit almost all
of the activ ites in the affair, but those
unloved did not believe in those
laws, and so thev broke them..
" I he commission has reported on
the flaws of the National Security
Council and these problems must be
corrected promptly," Sen. Richard
Iiugar, R-Ind., a member of Foreign
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imagined." he said.
Shcaron Harris has a highly
effective drug abuse policy, but even
if someone was using drugs it
wouldn't really affect the plant
because all work is double checked
for quality and safety, said Roger
Hannah. CP&L news service writer.
"We have a very stringent policy
that if you work at Shearon Harris
and use drugs, you don't work at
Shearon Harris anymore," he said.
B Shearon Harris was cited for a
security violation by the NRC last
month. Mac Harris, manager of
news services for CP&L, said.
Barriers blocking duct w ork w hich
leads to a central computer room
were not in place, making it theo
retically possible for an unauthorized
employee to crawl down the ducts
and enter secure areas of the plant,
I he violation was corrected, and
the NRC is now considering what,
if an. penalties it will assess to
CP&L, Harris said.
CP&L found and reported the
violation to the NRC. which then
met with plant officials and inspected
the new measures taken to correct
the problem, he said.
"In a way, it (reporting the
violation) is like driving down the
road and noticing you're going 57
(mph). so you pull over, call the
police, and turn yourself in." Harris
Relations Committee, said in a
He said he suggests that the
President "clea r house" and create
a new policy agenda to strengthen
"Most of us are not angry with
the President, because I think his
action i one from the heart," Sen.
Joe Biden, D-DeL a member of
Foreign Relations Committee, said
in a statement, "but as a consequence
ot his concern for the hostages, I
believe he let himself be blinded by
the illusion presented to him by
people who had no competence in
the area of foreign policy that in
fact there was an easy solution that
would be to deal with the hostages'
(captors) and keep it from happening
Hyde said he hoped the report v
would give momentum to his bill t$
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Soviets resume nuclear tests
despite weapons moratorium
From Associated Press reports
MOSCOW The Soviet
I'nion detonated its first nuclear
device in 1 9 months Thursday
and said it was forced to resume
testing because the United States
refused to go along with a Krem
lin moratorium on weapons tests.
The explosion under the steppe
in remote Kazakhstan was
announced by the Soviet news
agency. Tass. The rapid
announcement was highly unus
ual and appeared intended to
underscore the Kremlin's conten
tion that continued American
testing required a resumption of
Sov iet tests.
"I w ant to stress once more that
the termination of the morato
rium was a forced measure dic
tated by security interests only."
said Maj. Gen. Ciely Batenin. a
Defense Ministry spokesman.
Group to support
candidacy of Hart
By NEIL WATSON
I'NC students began preparing for
the 1988 presidential campaign
Wednesday with the formation of an
organization to promote the candi
dacy of Gary Hart, although Hart
has not declared his bid for the
Hart, a former senator from
Colorado, tried for the Democratic
presidential nomination in 1984. He
The organization, tentatively
named Students with Hart, will be
co-chaired by sophomore Wayne
Goodwin and junior Erika Birg.
The group members hope to
gather UNC students who support
Hart's candidacy and establish a
structure for the group as the
primarv season approaches. Good
"We hope to communicate Hart's
platform and candicacy throughout
the area." he said.
.The group members aspire to be
the center for a nationwide network
of college students who support
Hart. Goodwin said. They plan to
invite Hart, who spoke last month
at Duke, to speak at UNC and want
to hold a debate between presidential
candidates. Goodwin said.
' "We vvaht to get people involved
and let them know what the issues
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News in Brief
Rescue mission nixed
BEIRUT. Lebanon The
Syrian commander in west Beirut
on Thursday ruled out a military
mission to free Americans and
other foreigners held hostage by
Brig. (ien. Ghazi Kenaan. also
chief of Syrian military intelli
gence in Lebanon, told a news
conference he did not believe any
of the 26 foreign captives were in
Beirut's Moslem sector or other
territory under Syrian control.
He said Anglican Church
envoy Terry Waite. who has been
missing since Jan. 20, was "exces
sively courageous" and "too
humanitarian" in visiting
I ebanon in an attempt to free the
are in 1988." he said.
Goodwin said the group members
are trying to create a candidate file
to educate students on the platforms
Ten people attended the group's
organization meeting Wednesday
night. But Goodwin said he expects
the number to grow after Hart
announces his candidacy. As many
as 100 people attended meetings in
1984. when Hart wasn't the front
runner, he said.
Many group members also belong
to the Young Democrats, but the
groups are not formally affiliated,
said Goodwin, an executive assistant
for the Young Democrats. He said
he did not expect the Young Demo
crats to endorse a candidate before
Goodwin said he expects Hart to
announce his candidacy within the
Goodwin said Hart would get
strong support in North Carolina,
especially the Triangle area, despite
Republican v ictories in 1984.
"We need to get people aware of
what he stands for." Goodwin said.
"1 think North Carolina still has a
liberal tendency. The American
people and the Democratic Party see
the heed of a new generation of
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