The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 08, 1982, Image 7

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April 8, 1982
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April 8,1982
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United Press International
OAKLAND - A tanker-truck
tarrying 8,800 gallons of gaso
line jackknifed and exploded in
lames inside a heavily traveled
highway tunnel early Wednes-
iay, killing seven people.
The accident occurred short
ly after midnight in the tunnel
connecting Oakland and sub-
iurban Contra Costra County.
Lhe California Highway Patrol
said the identities of the victims
were not immediately known.
Witnesses said six to eight
j:ars were caught inside the west
bound lanes of the Caldecott
Atnnel on the east side of the
liian Francisco Bay when the
truck apparently swerved to
avoid a transit bus, then ex
Fire teams and rescue work
ers, kept out of the tunnel by the
heat and heavy black smoke bil
lowing out the east end, were
allowing the flames to die down
before advancing on the fire.
The truck, carrying gasoline
from a Richmond, Calif., refin
ery, was traveling alongside an
Alameda-Contra Costra County
transit bus when the bus ran into
a stalled car and careened into
the truck, the CHP said.
The tanker, swerving to avoid
the bus, hit the side of the tun
nel, flipped over and exploded.
The bus, nearly split in half,
continued out of control, with
out its driver, and slammed into
a pole outside the west end of
the tunnel.
David Williams, heading to
his Concord, Calif., home, said
he saw the bus, “coming out of
the tunnel out of control” and
hitting the pillar.
Tired of having to drive to the city for speed parts at
competitive prices?
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different folks”
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United Press International
government, B.F. Goodrich
Chemical Co. and nine other
companies have agreed to pay
$1.6 million to six children of a
former Goodrich employee who
died of bladder cancer.
Albert D. Bourgeois Sr., of
Port Neches, died in 1979 at the
age of 47. He had been an em
ployee of Goodrich between
1959 and 1968. His family con
tended that Bourgeois was ex
posed to phenyl butanaphthla-
mine, an antioxidant better
known as PBNA.
Bourgeois’ wife, Jo Ann, also
died of cancer, but attorney
Walter Umphrey said it could
Prisoner stabbed;
refused to testify
in warden murder
United Press International
inmate who refused to testify on
behalf of a prisoner charged
with killing a warden was stab
bed in his cell, a Texas Depart
ment of Corrections official
Joe Bailey Peacock, 42, re
ceived several superficial stab
wounds in his back during the
attack in his cell at the Ellis Unit
in Huntsville last week, TDC
spokesman Jay Byrd said
Peacock is the second inmate
to sustain knife wounds after re
fusing to testify in the trial of
Eroy Edward Brown, charged in
the murder of Ellis Unit Warden
Wallace Pack.
State District Judge Henry
Dalehite of Galveston held
Peacock in contempt Feb. 15
when he retused to testify in
Brown’s trial.
Peacock had told Dalehite he
would not testify “without prop
er protection.”
The Brown trial ended in a
hung jury.
Peacock was among 10 in
mates held in contempt for re
fusing to testify on grounds tha
either TDC guards or inmate
would seek revenge againft
Byrd said Peacock has e-
fused to cooperate with prism
officials investigating list
Wednesday’s attack. No chaises
have been filed, he said.
not be proved that her death was
related to the production of rub
ber at the plants.
He explained that the Good
rich plant was one of several
synthetic rubber plants built in
Jefferson County in the early
1940s after the Japanese cap
tured the Dutch East Indies and
Indochina, cutting off Amer
ica’s main source of natural rub
ber. The plants used a U.S. gov
ernment formula for synthetic
rubber, which included PBNA.
Studies conducted in the early
1900s indicated that when
PBNA is absorbed into the hu
man body it changes into
another substance that the body
cannot get rid of, Umphrey said.
Later studies showed that PBNA
often causes bladder cancer 16
to 20 years after exposure.
The plants stopped using
PBNA more than 10 years ago.
Bourgeois’ survivors, who
range in age from 12 to 23, filed
suit, but the settlement was
reached just before a jury was to
be selected earlier this week.
The settlement calls for
$120,000 to be split among the
children immediately, as well as
an immediate payment of
$120,000 to the Bourgeois
estate. Each child is also to get
$20,000 every five years for the
next 20 years and $80,000 in the
year 2007.
Umphrey will be paid
$60,000 immediately, plus
$31,250 a year for eight years.
The money will be paid by the
federal government, Goodrich
Chemical, Atlantic Refining Co.,
the B.F. Goodrich Co., E.I. du
Pont de Nemours & Co., Fires
tone Tire and Rubber Co., Gulf
Oil Corp., Gulf Oil Chemicals
Division, Monsanto Co., Neches
Butane Products Co. and Phil
lips Chemical Co. They all pro
vided products used in the mak
ing of synthetic rubber.
Enter the TAMU Racquetball Tourna-
Jment. Play is April 9, 10 and 11. Entry
ifee is *3 00 per person, and forms are
'available in East Kyle Intramural office.
[For information, call 693-9451.
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even killed in tunnel
Small explosions could still be
heard in the tunnel two hours
after the accident, witnesses
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