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Newspaper Oswego Valley News 1980 - 0147


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									 TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1980                                                                                                                     "The Paper That's Read from Cover to Cover'
                                                                                OSWEGO VALLEY NEWS

Mental Health Center Asks Proof fromClients
   Hundreds of people who are getting free       feathers." Some people claim that their           stamps gets a bill, according to Herrera.        determined she was looking for food stamps.
services at the Oswego County Mental             privacy is being violated by the request and        The story of the food stamp seeker                "We sent her a bill. Once you go through
Health Center have been asked to demon-          others said they will seek legal help, he said.   surfaced after one legislator asked Herrera      the system, you get a bill."
strate that their income is low enough to           Herrera said 600 letters were sent last        whether some people who ask for mental              The new billing system is the center's
qualify—and some of them are angry about         month to people who pay nothing for mental        help are faking. No, he said: the only person    latest effort to increase its revenues. Herrera
it, Mental Health Director Michael Herrera       health services. They have been asked to          he could recall who was not genuinely            said the center must provide emergency
said last week.                                  show proof of their income, he said.              seeking mental health services was a woman       service to all, regardless of ability to pay.
   Herrera told the County Legislature's            Meanwhile, the efficiency of the billing       looking for food stamps.                         However, the new system is apparently the
mental health committee that the new billing     system has been increased to the point               "She stood in line and filled out the         first time the center has required any proof
system at the center has "ruffled some           where even a confused applicant for food          forms," he said. "In the interview, we           of income.

DEC Turns Down Permit For Scriba Flyash Dump
                 By Sue Reinert                  Environmental Conservation in Syracuse            both said that metals such as lead,              the company showed lead levels in one test
   State officials ruled last week that a sand   said the application to use the site was          manganese and iron that have been found in       well that were 30 times the state limit for
pit in Scriba cannot be used for storage of      rejected because "some leaching has gone          drinking water wells near the sand pit do not    drinking water.
flyash from the Niagara Mohawk Power             on" and "there is a potential for contamina-      pose a health hazard.                               Earlier, the DEC had said no contamina-
Corp.'s steam station in Oswego.                 tion if something does get out."                     In New York, a spokesman for Philipp          tion was expected because of the low
   Charles Branaugh of the Department of            Branaugh and Larry Gross of the DEC            Bros., the firm that applied to use the site,    concentrations of metals in the ash.
                                                                                                   said of the rejection: " I don't think it's      However, the Phillipp Bros, application
                                                                                                   earthshaking to u s . " Phillipp Bros, is a      indicated that liquids could move 16 to 20
                                                                                                   subsidiary of Phillipps Petroleum, the giant     feet per day through the sandy soil at the
                                                                                                   oil company.                                     site.
                                                                                                      The company was buying Niagara Mo-               Branaugh said last week that more recent
                                                                                                   hawk's ash—waste from the steam plant—to         tests, of wells farther from the site, show
                                                                                                   recover vanadium, a valuable metal, from         that most of the wells meet state drinking
                                                                                                   the ash. Tons of the flyash were stored at the   water standards. One well, however, had a
                                                                                                   Scriba sandpit for more than a year. In          lead concentration four times the limit, and
                                                                                                   addition to vanadium, the ash also contains      another was at the limit.
                                                                                                   many heavy metals such as lead. Lead is
                                                                                                                                                       The well with the higher lead level was
                                                                                                   toxic at very low concentrations.
                                                                                                                                                    "upgrade" from the sandpit, and Branaugh
                                                                                                      In September, 1978, the DEC found out         said he had no explanation for the high
                                                                                                   that the ash was being trucked to the Scriba     reading.
                                                                                                   site although the location was not licensed as      Gross said Phillipp Bros, has been ordered
                                                                                                   a dump. The state agency ordered Phillipp        to sample the test wells onsite at six-month
                                                                                                   Bros, to remove the ash by last September        intervals for the next year to see if leaching
                                                                                                   and to apply for a permit if it wanted to        is continuing.
                                                                                                   continue using the sand pit.
                                                                                                      After the company applied for a permit,          Branaugh said he has sent the sampling
                                                                                                   the Oswego County Environmental Manage-          results to the Oswego County Health
                                                                                                   ment Council urged rejection, warning that       Department, but did not notify the person
                                                                                                   there was " a serious potential for ground-      whose drinking water contained the highest
                                                                                                   water contamination" at the site. Tests by       lead levels.

                                 Helping the Needy
These Salvation Army workers are shown placing vegetables, bread and meat into boxes that
were distributed to needy families in Fulton Dec. 21. The picture was taken at SA headquar-
ters that Friday morning. From left to right are: (front) Janice Hall and Beverly Doran;
(back) Shirley Thiabault and Linda Croach.

                                        Help Wanted

                  and MACHINISTS
    Excellent opportunity for qualifying persons with
    minimum of 2 years work experience in the
    machine trade field to participate in a state and
    federal indentured apprentice program.

                  Earn While You Learn
                                                                                                                               Afternoon DECA Officers
     Arrowhead Tool Builders is a young and                                                         These students in the afternoon session at the Oswego County Board of Cooperative
     growing company. We encourage training                                                         Educational Services (BOCES) retail merchandising class are officers in the Oswego County
                                                                                                    BOCES chapter of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). From the left are:
     and continued education. This is a                                                             vice-president Joann Ashline of Oswego, treasurer Christine VanDuzer of Pulaski, president
     challenging field for a career minded person.                                                  Heidi MacDougall of Oswego, reporter Maureen Carney of Oswego, and secretary Linda
                                                                                                    Clary of Oswego.
     In addition to our education programs we have
     many company benefits:

                                         Top Wages
                  Hospital and Major Medical Insurance
                                     Life Insurance
                    Fully Company Paid Pension Plan

                                                                                                           Values from 8.95 to 51.95
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                                   APPLY IN PERSON
                                                                                                            N W 6.75 to 38.95
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     Arrowhead Tool Builders,inc.
                              428 Chestnut St.
                          Phoenix, New York 13135
                                                                                                                           109 E. Broadway, Fulton - 695-4051

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