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Mine Reopening #447353

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1969
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(Studio) Workers reopen Consol. No. 9. Mine sealed up 10 mos. ago to prevent fires. 78 miners trapped. Seals broken releasing trapped gas.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Farmington, West Virginia) Seals removed from E, portals Gas sucked out. [President Consolidated Coal Company John CORCORAN - explains that mos. of dangerous work lie ahead.] [Miner's Widow Sara KAZNOSKI - says we'll really accept reality after we bury them,] 170 miners were killed since Consol. No. 9 disaster. Congress still debates mine safety law.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Huntley, Chet

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