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Idaho Flooding / Dam Bursts #246755

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 06, 1976
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(Studio) 4 killed, 5 missing and 15 hurt due to floods resulting from Teton Dam collapse.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(ID) Burst dam shown. Hses. ripped from foundations. Flooding shown in Rexburg and Sugar City. [Hsewife. Verla REYNOLDS - tells of recing. warnings from those who saw dam break.] Environmentalists sued to stop building of Teton Dam. Others argued against use of sand in dam. Senator Frank Church won Senator backing for dam.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Ohio) Church stopped president campaigning when he heard about dam to visit site of disaster. [CHURCH - says there is flaw somewhere with regard to dam construction.]
REPORTER: Murray Fromson (KSL-TV)

(ID) Flooding anticipated until all snow in mts. melted. Sandbags being set up in Idaho Falls in case Snake River overflows. 600 mile of road are impassable.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Studio) President Ford declares 4 Idaho counties major disaster areas. Bureau of Reclamation says rupture began with leaking Thursday; no 1 alarmed because leaks not unusual with new dam.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Fromson, Murray;
Schieffer, Bob

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