Buffalo Creek Disaster

One of the deadliest floods in US history; it occurred in February, 1972, in southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow and is attributed to negligent strip mining and heavy rain; 125 died and over 4,000 people were left homeless
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In the course of the investigation, which also included reviewing piles of engineering reports, Spadaro was haunted by his memories of an earlier catastrophe, now infamous in coal country, known as the Buffalo Creek Disaster.
planned to present "Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man," a documentary about the 1972 Buffalo Creek disaster.
After the Buffalo Creek disaster, the Nixon administration introduced a weaker bill that would have given states chief responsibility for regulation, overseen by the Bureau of Mines--then widely considered a political arm of the mining industry.
I was a college student at the time of the Buffalo Creek disaster.