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Pennsylvania / Underground Fire #72963

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 30, 1981
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(Studio) 20-yr.-old underground fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania, recalled; fire said now appearing above ground.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Centralia, Pennsylvania) [PEOPLE - acknowledge impotence in fighting government] Govt.'s program, calling for relocating entire town, outlined; current status of fire, appearing above ground now, examined. Infrared photos shown. Town's financial plight described. [Father Sam GARULA - notes that town is setting precedent.] No. abandoned mine fires and towns affected throughout United States outlined on screen.
REPORTER: George Strait

Koppel, Ted;
Strait, George

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