Pittston Coal Company

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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February 26, 1972: Coal Mining Dam Collapses in Buffalo Creek

On February 26, 1972, a coal mining dam collapsed at the head of Buffalo Creek in Logan County. Over the next three hours, 132-million gallons of black…

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