ADOLFF KLAUPIKS, 79, a Latvian refugee who from 1947 to 1968 was relief coordinator and administrator for refugee resettlement for the Baptist World Alliance; in the late 1940s he helped find homes for over 12,000 European refugees; March 27 in Applebachsville, Pennsylvania.

There was no explosion or meltdown, but the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania nevertheless generated plenty of fallout that is still raining down on church circles.

A major policy statement on energy will come before the 252-member Governing Board of the National Council of Churches (NCC) this month in San Antonio. Until now, the NCC has been unable to agree on a position regarding nuclear energy. A proposed position paper was accepted only as a study document last year. Some board members felt it was too long and too opposed to nuclear technology to be accepted as policy, so a committee was instructed to draft a revision.

The revision, which is the document to be acted upon this month, takes the same basic approach as the original. It lists ethical standards for evaluating energy use, supports conservation and use of solar and other “renewable” energy sources, and opposes both nuclear power and long-term reliance on coal.

Some observers predict that the events at Three Mile Island will help the “anti-nuke” advocates in the NCC win immediate adoption of the revised draft. Under such a plan, a first-reading requirement would be waived, shutting the door to further input from the NCC’s thirty-two member denominations.

An NCC energy research team that worked on the paper released a statement of its own following the accident at Three Mile Island. The accident, it said, demonstrates the need for finding “alternative ways to meet our energy ...

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