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Buffalo Creek Disaster: The Story of the Surviviors' Unprecedented Lawsuit - With New Forward

Buffalo Creek Disaster: The Story of the Surviviors' Unprecedented Lawsuit - With New Forward - rev edition

Buffalo Creek Disaster: The Story of the Surviviors' Unprecedented Lawsuit - With New Forward - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780307388490

ISBN10: 0307388492

Buffalo Creek Disaster: The Story of the Surviviors
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2008
International: No
Buffalo Creek Disaster: The Story of the Surviviors

ISBN13: 9780307388490

ISBN10: 0307388492

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 08

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Summary

One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together to sue. This is the story of their triumph over incredible odds and corporate irresponsibility, as told by Gerald M. Stern, who as a young lawyer and took on the case and won.

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