ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 08, 1977
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(Studio) Cleanup after floods begins in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee; questions arise with regard to why flood prevention measures failed and if strip mining contributed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Middlesboro, Kentucky) Strip mining for coal in Appalachian Mts. noted. Questions now asked with regard to what part procedure has in removing natural flood controls. [Richland Coal Company spokesperson Doug BLAIR - believes it's contributing factor, but not so much as coal companies accused.] Aerial survey of strip mine sights taken. State laws and efforts with regard to reclamation of strip mined areas noted. State to review measures next week
REPORTER: Ron Miller
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