Buffalo Creek Flood

W.Va. Water Trails: Rebuilding Buffalo Creek’s Identity

Residents along Buffalo Creek have been cleaning up and rebuilding for 50 years after a coal slurry dam broke and wiped out 16 communities. Now there’s a new generation that’s continuing this work, in their own way.

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January 14, 1977: Governor Moore Accepts $1 Million Settlement

On January 14, 1977, Governor Arch Moore accepted a $1 million settlement from the Pittston Coal Company related to the 1972 Buffalo Creek Flood. It was…

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