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Pennsylvania / Underground Fire #72853

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 26, 1981
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(Studio) Centralia, Pennsylvania, underground coal fire recalled; details given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Centralia, Pennsylvania) Fire reported now on town's surface; details given, films shown. [Peggy CUFT, Mike REILLEY - express concern that fire might spread to Burnsville.] Todd Domboski's near death in fire in February recalled; Interior Department's claim that putting the fire out isn't cost effective noted. [Joan GIRLAMI- claims government erred with that statement.] Congress approval to study situation noted not impressing residents. [Cnty. supervise Joe LAPOTSKY - calls for offensive action.] Impact of recent events on town's psychological state noted.
REPORTER: George Strait (WNEP film/tape)

Donaldson, Sam;
Strait, George

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