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West Virginia / Slag Dams #23783

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 1973
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(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

Kincaid, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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