Buffalo Creek Disaster
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 45.051 W 081° 52.043
17S E 423588 N 4178526
Quick Description: A sign telling us about one of the worst floods in the United States.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2021 8:03:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM13Y92
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
Buffalo Creek Disaster

One of worst floods in US occurred here 26 February 1972, when Buffalo Mining Co. impoundment dam for mine waste broke, releasing over 130 million gallons of black waste water: killed 125; property losses over $50 million; and thousands left homeless. Three commissions placed blame on ignored safety practices. Led to 1973 Dam Control Act and $13.5 million class action legal settlement in 1974.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: Buffalo Creek Disaster

Marker Location: Rt 16

County or Independent City: Man, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives & History, 2005

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