CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 30, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported declaring UT's Spanish Fork Canyon a major disaster area due to mudslide.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis
(Thistle, UT) Mudslide's destruction of town examined; films shown. [Madge HAYMOND - never anticipated such disaster.] Current status of rising water and government's efforts to halt it discussed. [Geologist Gerald MILLER - hopes for success.] [Project manager Coombs HALL - believes dam will eventually collapse.] [Jack DANSIE - accepts change as part of life.] Mudslide's impact on nearby mining company noted. [US Fuel Company spokesperson Errol GARDINER - notes company's inability to bear cost.] [Jed HUNTER - describes economy and academic impact on his life of situation.] [HAYMOND - has faith in God.] Possible threat to Spanish Fork should dam collapse cited; RR's efforts to build alternate route mentioned.
REPORTER: Ned Potter
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