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Dam Safety / Earthen Dams #46478

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 10, 1977
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(Studio) Toccoa, Georgia, dam disaster and President Carter's pledge with regard to efforts to get nation's dams inspected noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tioga, Pennsylvania) Report on reaction of people in Tioga, Pennsylvania, to earthen dam being built near them, in wake of Georgia disaster. [Mayor Walter HALL - thinks most residents scared.] [Resident Maria HUGHES - cites main concern for children.] Previous floods in area, include those caused by Hurricane Agnes in 1972, noted. Though dam being built as part of flood control project, people's worry conts. [Tioga official Curtis OSTERROUDT - describes further erosion of dam with each rain.] White House announcement of hearings with regard to dam cited. [Corps of Engineers project chief John ROGALOA - is sure dam will be failsafe if maintenance kept up correctly.] (Films of aftermath of Georgia dam collapse shown.) Questions remaining with regard to inspection of private dams, despite President Carter's pledged push for dam safety, noted.
REPORTER: Geraldo Rivera (WENY newsfilm June, 1972)

Reasoner, Harry;
Rivera, Geraldo

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