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(Studio) Interior Department to close 500 coal mines at month's end because safety standards aren't met. Pressure increases to open mine in Farmington, Virginia; objectives exist.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Farmington, Virginia) On November, 20, 1968, in Farmington, Virginia, explosion ripped through mine; 78 men killed. Coal company now wants to reopen mine although some bodies never found. Search for bodies conts. [Miner Aulda FREEMAN - doesn't have objections to opening mine if it can be mined safely.] [Sara KAZNOSKI - says mine shouldn't be opened till cause of disaster determined and all bodies found and properly buried.]
REPORTER: Jack Paxton
- Chancellor, John;
- Paxton, Jack
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