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Special (Teton Tragedy) #488629

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 10, 1976
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(Studio) Interior Department and Idaho governor name group to investigate collapse of Teton Dam.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(ID) Photo shows new earthen dam before it collapsed. [Project manager R.R. ROBISON - explains how leak caused dam's collapse.] Most people warned before flood arrived. Nine were killed. [RESIDENT - describes his losses.] [Governor Cecil ANDRUS - says liability is on the federal government] United States Geological Survey report indicates there were cracks and caves in rock walls that anchored dam which should have been filled with cement. [Assistant Secretary Interior Jack HORTON - cites faulty construction as cause of collapse. Courts must decide liability.] Teton River Dam was federal project. Question of liability continues.
REPORTER: Don Harris

Reporter(s):
Harris, Don;
Kalber, Floyd
Duration:
00:04:40

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