Search the Archive

West Virginia / Slag Dams #23783

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 1973
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Tornadoes hit central OK. Nearly 2 years ago, storms caused floods to break slag dams in West Virginia, causing disaster.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(West Virginia) Buffalo Creek disaster reviewed. Slag dams pose danger to many West Virginia residents. [Consolidation Coal Company President John CORCORAN - believes slag dam repaired to meet 1st specifications set down by law. 2nd specifications in process of addition to dam.] Slag dam seems to be just as dangerous. Reasons for belief reviewed. [Pageton resident Bobby LESTER - believes dam dangerous to residents.] [Resident Edward GRAY - says he's almost afraid to sleep at night.] Other dangerous dams in West Virginia exist also.
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

Reporter(s):
Kincaid, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.