The buffalo creek disaster has 1,422 ratings and 114 reviews evan said: this was the first book assigned for my civil procedure class this fall not har. On february 26, 1972, one of the worst disasters in wv history occurred at buffalo creek, logan county, wv when a dam broke and killed 125 people. Overview and context in late february 1972 a coal waste impoundment dam along the buffalo creek in logan county, west virginia collapsed the resulting flood killed. The following hypothetical problems are based on the buffalo creek book they are based upon hypotheticals proposed by professor charles a rees, in his article, a.
The buffalo creek disaster: how the survivors of one of the worst disasters in coal-mining history brought suit against the coal company- and won [gerald m stern] on. Gerald m stern book on legal aftermath of '72 buffalo creek disaster revd by paul cowan illus (m. In 1972, the logan county community of buffalo creek experienced the most destructive flood in west virginia history, when a coal waste dam burst and 130 million.
Memories of the buffalo creek flood disaster 12k likes this page will have archives of old newspaper articles, photographs, and hopefully some audio.
Background logan county, west virginia, includes a small area known as buffalo creek hollow a typical geographic feature for west virginia, its long, winding. The towns along seventeen-mile buffalo creek--from geological survey circular 667, west virginia's buffalo creek flood, 2-- saunders, pardee, lorado, craneco, lundale.
The buffalo creek flood was a disaster that occurred on february 26, 1972, when the pittston coal company's coal slurry impoundment dam #3, located on a hillside in. The buffalo creek flood was a disaster that occurred on february 26, 1972, when the pittston coal company's coal slurry impoundment dam #3, located on a. The paperback of the the buffalo creek disaster: the story of the surviviors' unprecedented lawsuit by gerald m stern at barnes & noble free shipping.
More than thirty years ago, one of the deadliest floods in us history occurred in southern west virginia's buffalo creek hollow negligent strip mining and heavy. Buffalo creek timeline home may a group of buffalo creek disaster survivors traveled to pittston’s annual stockholders meeting in richmond, va.