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West Virginia / Coal Ind. Strike #122804

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ongoing strike by coal miners against Pittston Coal Company Group noted. Report introduced.

(Buffalo Creek, West Virginia: Bettina Gregory) Rel. between West Virginia union coal miners and Pittston company featured; scenes shown of 1972 flood in Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, that led to collapse of makeshift dam constructed by Pittston. [Pittston strikers James DOCCI, Robert PETERS, retired Pittston miner Hubert CRESONG - recall "Pittston disaster."] Response of company to strikers' claims noted. [Pittston president Mike ODOM - comments.]

Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter

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