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Page 2A-The Second Opinion-March 31, 1982 Russer Wunderbar c.__ S2,S ? Provolone Pt"t600 *27,.9 Cheese 1 Ib \\; Hormol Sliced r Chunk Cheese & n00oo Pe]l00 INTERESTING FACT One of Gregor Mendel's less Medicated Disks work fortunate endeavors included tO remove callouseS. breeding a strain of bees that while cushioning pads produced excellent boney but protect from painful were so ferocious they stung shoe friction. everybody for miles around and had to be destroyed. gaI.LLOUStS? liELPFUL HINT "To remove crayon from walls, use toothpaste on a washcloth. This removes every trace of the crayon and has never bothered the paint. Rub gently, the crayon disappears like magic." Olmnti Umtted TM now TRIG V wlm. WHISTLING s,w, TEAKETTLE L..t Prepare instant foods & beverages fastl Gleaming stainless-steel 2',6-qt. body; solid copper bot- tom; trigger spout. 4522 RILL Bradford, Vermont m (802)222-5527 DrScho//'s Zino:pad00 Famner vs. Kramer. Stir Crazy and more. on Cable Channel 12 April 3 and 4. a cable TV subscriber, clip this valuable invitation as a reminder. April 3 and 4 is HBO's Great Invitation Weekend. See fabulous blockbuster movies and much more. All without a single cut or commercial interruption. And all FREE--24 hours a day! Enjoy all this great entertainment, with our compliments... SUNDAY--APRIL 4 6:10 AM The Competition 6:30 AM Those Fabulous Clowns 8:15 AM The Cat and the Canary 7:30 AM The Jazz Singer 9:45 AM Any Which Way 9:30 AM Kramer vs. Kramer You Can 11:45 AM Bedknobs and 11:30 AM International Broomsticks Figure Skating From Peking 2:00 PM Flash Gordon 1:00 PM Barefoot in the 4:00 PM Simon and Park Garfunkel: The Concert in the Park 3:30 PM Tribute 5:45 PM The Competition 5:45 PM The Jazz Singer 8:00 PM Any Which Way You Can 8:00 PM Kramer vs. Kramer 10:10 PM Ordinary People 10:00 PM Stir Crazy 12:25 AM Fort Apache, 12:00 AM Raging Bull The Bronx 2:30 AM Flash Gordon 2:15 AM Tribute 4:20 AM Ordinary People 4:15 AM Stir Crazy Hm00GrealL Movies Are Just The Beginning: 24 Ixmrs a day. FREE INSTALLATION THROUGH APRIL 9TH Remember that taking your family to one movie would far exceed the cost of one month's HBO Service ! UPPER VALLEY CABLE CORP. 20 MAPLE ST. ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. 802-757-3680 Come See Our Newest Line Addition... Model TM- 18E s 18.2 CU. FT. REFRIGERATOR CONVENIENT GLIDE OUT SHELVES REG.'36.OO- SPECIAL $735 INTERESTING FACT If all the highways in the U.S. were put end to end, they would stretch more than 150 times around the world. Only the - "1 Only in the newspaper does the news, entertoinment and features "keep" until work or chores are done -- o fact important to the nation's 23 million working wom- en alone, who might otherwise miss the news and advertising messages of local businesses. PLAYTEX:00;j BRA and 1 GIRDLE S00fl USE YOUR CHARGE AcCO WOOIVILLE, N.H. fir. INTERESTING FACT INTERES The first native-born The oldest American composer was written in En' Francis Hopkinson, who was called Judas. A , one of the signers of the this survives Declaration of Independence. century.  I I$ Nuclear power long ago joined politics and religion as a subject to avoid in discussion with some of your friends. It's unfortunate, because how we meet our energy needs in the years ahead deserves a great deal of discussion; discussion illuminated by fact. The nuclear industry, working together with federal and state government, goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure your safety. Some people think it's not enough. We merely ask you to judge for yourself. Let's start with a fact even our most severe critics agree upon. No nuclear plant can detonate like a nuclear explosive. The type of uranium we use makes it physically impossible. Vermont Yankee has no more potentiality for explosion than a bar of soap. The real safety issue arises with the possible release of radiation in the event fuel cannot be cooled after a shutdown, or for any other reason. All nuclear plants from the very first have been designed to preclude this possibility. Indeed, for all that went wrong at Three Mile Island (and there was plenty), the primary safety system worked as it was supposed to work. Radiation emissions outside the plant were never higher than a person would receive on a transcontinental jet flight. The radiation exposure to persons in the area were about equal to what you get just by normal, day to day living in Denver, a fact verified by constant government and in- dependent monitoring. The second line of defense is a system that keeps track of how the plant is operating at all times. Vermont Yankee and all nuclear plants automatically shut themselves off at the slightest sign of non-standard operation. Finally, the nudear plant is engineered to cope with highly unlikely events like the biggest pipe in the plant break- ing in half, gross human error, earthquakes, and even attack. There are back up safety systems upon back up safety systems to ensure that in the worst possible circumstances the plant does not release radioactivity above levels which normally occur in day to day living. Does all of this guarantee that no catastrophe could ever befall Vermont Yankee? To the extent that anything can be guaranteed in this world, we believe the answer is yes. Our support for this position comes from an exhaustive government study headed by Dr. Norman C. Rasmussen, Chairman of MIT's Department of Nuclear Science. The Rasmussen group concluded that your chance of being killed in an auto accident is one in four thousand per year. The chance of being killed by lightning, one in two million per year. The chance of being killed by a nudear reactor accident? One in 5 billion per year. Our critics argue that the Rasmussen figure is too high, and that even if it is accurate, the risk is too great. We obviously believe otherwise, but the choice is not ours to make. Ultimately, the decision is yours, and in the interest of informed discussion our task is to be sure you have both sides. In future messages we'll be discussing nudear waste, the nature of radiation, and the dependability of a nudear power plant. If you would like more information on any of these topics, please write to: Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation P. O. Drawer 2 West Brattleboro, Vermont 05301 Vermont Yankee [udear Power Corporatioo Paid for by the shareholders of Vermont Yankee. I i i: I I Page 2A-The Second Opinion-March 31, 1982 Russer Wunderbar c.__ S2,S ? Provolone Pt"t600 *27,.9 Cheese 1 Ib \\; Hormol Sliced r Chunk Cheese & n00oo Pe]l00 INTERESTING FACT One of Gregor Mendel's less Medicated Disks work fortunate endeavors included tO remove callouseS. breeding a strain of bees that while cushioning pads produced excellent boney but protect from painful were so ferocious they stung shoe friction. everybody for miles around and had to be destroyed. gaI.LLOUStS? liELPFUL HINT "To remove crayon from walls, use toothpaste on a washcloth. This removes every trace of the crayon and has never bothered the paint. Rub gently, the crayon disappears like magic." Olmnti Umtted TM now TRIG V wlm. WHISTLING s,w, TEAKETTLE L..t Prepare instant foods & beverages fastl Gleaming stainless-steel 2',6-qt. body; solid copper bot- tom; trigger spout. 4522 RILL Bradford, Vermont m (802)222-5527 DrScho//'s Zino:pad00 Famner vs. Kramer. Stir Crazy and more. on Cable Channel 12 April 3 and 4. a cable TV subscriber, clip this valuable invitation as a reminder. April 3 and 4 is HBO's Great Invitation Weekend. See fabulous blockbuster movies and much more. All without a single cut or commercial interruption. And all FREE--24 hours a day! Enjoy all this great entertainment, with our compliments... SUNDAY--APRIL 4 6:10 AM The Competition 6:30 AM Those Fabulous Clowns 8:15 AM The Cat and the Canary 7:30 AM The Jazz Singer 9:45 AM Any Which Way 9:30 AM Kramer vs. Kramer You Can 11:45 AM Bedknobs and 11:30 AM International Broomsticks Figure Skating From Peking 2:00 PM Flash Gordon 1:00 PM Barefoot in the 4:00 PM Simon and Park Garfunkel: The Concert in the Park 3:30 PM Tribute 5:45 PM The Competition 5:45 PM The Jazz Singer 8:00 PM Any Which Way You Can 8:00 PM Kramer vs. Kramer 10:10 PM Ordinary People 10:00 PM Stir Crazy 12:25 AM Fort Apache, 12:00 AM Raging Bull The Bronx 2:30 AM Flash Gordon 2:15 AM Tribute 4:20 AM Ordinary People 4:15 AM Stir Crazy Hm00GrealL Movies Are Just The Beginning: 24 Ixmrs a day. FREE INSTALLATION THROUGH APRIL 9TH Remember that taking your family to one movie would far exceed the cost of one month's HBO Service ! UPPER VALLEY CABLE CORP. 20 MAPLE ST. ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. 802-757-3680 Come See Our Newest Line Addition... Model TM- 18E s 18.2 CU. FT. REFRIGERATOR CONVENIENT GLIDE OUT SHELVES REG.'36.OO- SPECIAL $735 INTERESTING FACT If all the highways in the U.S. were put end to end, they would stretch more than 150 times around the world. Only the - "1 Only in the newspaper does the news, entertoinment and features "keep" until work or chores are done -- o fact important to the nation's 23 million working wom- en alone, who might otherwise miss the news and advertising messages of local businesses. PLAYTEX:00;j BRA and 1 GIRDLE S00fl USE YOUR CHARGE AcCO WOOIVILLE, N.H. fir. INTERESTING FACT INTERES The first native-born The oldest American composer was written in En' Francis Hopkinson, who was called Judas. A , one of the signers of the this survives Declaration of Independence. century.  I I$ Nuclear power long ago joined politics and religion as a subject to avoid in discussion with some of your friends. It's unfortunate, because how we meet our energy needs in the years ahead deserves a great deal of discussion; discussion illuminated by fact. The nuclear industry, working together with federal and state government, goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure your safety. Some people think it's not enough. We merely ask you to judge for yourself. Let's start with a fact even our most severe critics agree upon. No nuclear plant can detonate like a nuclear explosive. The type of uranium we use makes it physically impossible. Vermont Yankee has no more potentiality for explosion than a bar of soap. The real safety issue arises with the possible release of radiation in the event fuel cannot be cooled after a shutdown, or for any other reason. All nuclear plants from the very first have been designed to preclude this possibility. Indeed, for all that went wrong at Three Mile Island (and there was plenty), the primary safety system worked as it was supposed to work. Radiation emissions outside the plant were never higher than a person would receive on a transcontinental jet flight. The radiation exposure to persons in the area were about equal to what you get just by normal, day to day living in Denver, a fact verified by constant government and in- dependent monitoring. The second line of defense is a system that keeps track of how the plant is operating at all times. Vermont Yankee and all nuclear plants automatically shut themselves off at the slightest sign of non-standard operation. Finally, the nudear plant is engineered to cope with highly unlikely events like the biggest pipe in the plant break- ing in half, gross human error, earthquakes, and even attack. There are back up safety systems upon back up safety systems to ensure that in the worst possible circumstances the plant does not release radioactivity above levels which normally occur in day to day living. Does all of this guarantee that no catastrophe could ever befall Vermont Yankee? To the extent that anything can be guaranteed in this world, we believe the answer is yes. Our support for this position comes from an exhaustive government study headed by Dr. Norman C. Rasmussen, Chairman of MIT's Department of Nuclear Science. The Rasmussen group concluded that your chance of being killed in an auto accident is one in four thousand per year. The chance of being killed by lightning, one in two million per year. The chance of being killed by a nudear reactor accident? One in 5 billion per year. Our critics argue that the Rasmussen figure is too high, and that even if it is accurate, the risk is too great. We obviously believe otherwise, but the choice is not ours to make. Ultimately, the decision is yours, and in the interest of informed discussion our task is to be sure you have both sides. In future messages we'll be discussing nudear waste, the nature of radiation, and the dependability of a nudear power plant. If you would like more information on any of these topics, please write to: Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation P. O. Drawer 2 West Brattleboro, Vermont 05301 Vermont Yankee [udear Power Corporatioo Paid for by the shareholders of Vermont Yankee. I i i: I I