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California / Malibu Erosion #296247

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 07, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Malibu, California) Concern over underground water's erosion of stable mesa along Malibu coastline examined; evacuation of several families due to irretrievable loss of homes noted. [Jean ABARRA - describes indications of ground's subtle movement] Film shown. Residents noted suing county for lack of warning about geological peril prior to construction of homes. [Norman FLEISCHMAN - discusses total loss of his house ] [Cnty. engineer Ed BIDDLECOMB - anticipates sudden shift in mesa.] Major movement said detected by geological testing.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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