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📒The Buffalo Creek Disaster ✍ Gerald M. Stern
📝The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book Synopsis : 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Prolonged Psychosocial Effects Of Disaster ✍ Goldine C. Gleser
📝Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster Book Synopsis : Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster: A Study of Buffalo Creek disseminates the findings of an investigation into the psychosocial effects of a specific disaster - the collapse of a slag dam that inundated the valley of Buffalo Creek in West Virginia on February 26, 1972. Based on interviews with more than 600 men, women, and children for whom psychic impairment was claimed, this volume examines the relationships between the individual disaster experiences of the survivors and their later psychological functioning. Comprised of nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the psychosocial consequences of disasters and an account of the Buffalo Creek disaster itself, along with the subsequent lawsuit against the coal company. The next chapter explains how the psychopathology and stress of the survivors were scaled and gives some information regarding the reliability and validity of the data. Symptoms, sleep problems, family disruption, and traumatic dreams are considered. The findings on these data and the follow-up studies are discussed. The final chapter contains a summary of the findings and proposes specific suggestions as well as a model for future disaster studies. This book will be of most practical importance to mental health scientists and clinicians working with the victims of stress and disaster, and should also be of considerable interest to social and behavioral scientists and, more generally, to administrators of government activities.
📒Everything In Its Path ✍ Kai T. Erikson
📝Everything In Its Path Book Synopsis : The 1977 Sorokin Award–winning story of Buffalo Creek in the aftermath of a devastating flood. On February 26, 1972, 132-million gallons of debris-filled muddy water burst through a makeshift mining-company dam and roared through Buffalo Creek, a narrow mountain hollow in West Virginia. Following the flood, survivors from a previously tightly knit community were crowded into trailer homes with no concern for former neighborhoods. The result was a collective trauma that lasted longer than the individual traumas caused by the original disaster. Making extensive use of the words of the people themselves, Erikson details the conflicting tensions of mountain life in general—the tensions between individualism and dependency, self-assertion and resignation, self-centeredness and group orientation—and examines the loss of connection, disorientation, declining morality, rise in crime, rise in out-migration, etc., that resulted from the sudden loss of neighborhood.
📒Selected Documents Dennis Prince At Al V Pittston ✍ Dennis Prince
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📒Death At Buffalo Creek ✍ Tom Nugent
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📒Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972 ✍ United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor
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📒The Scotia Widows ✍ Gerald Stern
📝The Scotia Widows Book Synopsis : On March 9, 1976, a violent explosion, fueled by high concentrations of methane gas and coal dust, ripped through the Scotia mine in the heart of Eastern Kentucky coal country. The blast killed fifteen miners who were working nearly three and a half miles underground; two days later, a second explosion took the lives of eleven rescue workers. For the miners’ surviving family members, the loss of their husbands, fathers, and sons was only the beginning of their nightmare. In The Scotia Widows, Gerald M. Stern, the groundbreaking litigator and acclaimed author of The Buffalo Creek Disaster, recounts the epic four-year legal struggle waged by the widows in the aftermath of the disaster. Stern shares a story of loss, scandal, and perseverance–and the plaintiffs’ fight for justice against the titanic forces of “Big Daddy Coal.” Confronted at nearly every turn by a hostile judge and the scorched-earth defense of the Scotia mine’s owners, family members also withstood the opprobrium of some of their neighbors, most of whom relied on coal mining for their livelihoods. Meanwhile, Stern, representing the widows of the disaster on contingency, amassed huge bills and encountered a litany of formidable obstacles. The Eastern Kentucky trial judge withheld disclosure of his own personal financial interest in coal mining, and a popular pro-coal former Kentucky governor served as the lead defense counsel. The judge also suppressed as evidence the federal mine study that pointed to numerous safety violations at the Scotia mine: In a rush to produce more coal, necessary ventilation had been short-circuited, miners had not been trained in the use of self-rescue equipment, and ventilation inspections had not been made. Moreover, Scotia did not even have a trained rescue team. Ultimately, the Scotia widows’ ordeal helped to inspire the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which changed safety regulations for coal mines throughout the country. The Scotia Widows portrays in gripping detail young women deciding to pursue a landmark legal campaign against powerful corporate interests and the judge who protected them. It is a critically important and timeless story of ordinary people who took a stand and refused to give up hope for justice. Praise for The Scotia Widows: “This is a very scary story, a guided tour of the grinding cogs and spinning wheels inside the machinery of justice. Gerald Stern’s compassionate account of the ordeal of the Scotia widows shows you how horribly out of kilter it can all get when greed and self-interest are at the controls. Only with luck and the expertise of Stern does justice emerge in the end, a bit tarnished but still intact.” –Jonathan Harr, author of A Civil Action From the Hardcover edition.
📒Human System Responses To Disaster ✍ Thomas E. Drabek
📝Human System Responses to Disaster Book Synopsis : This series is dedicated to serving the growing community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the principles and applications of environ mental management. Each volume is a thorough treatment of a specific topic of importance for proper management practices. A fundamental ob jective of these books is to help the reader discern and implement man's stewardship of our environment and the world's renewable resources. For we must strive to understand the relationship between man and nature, act to bring harmony to it, and nurture an environment that is both stable and productive. These objectives have often eluded us because the pursuit of other in dividual and societal goals has diverted us from a course of living in balance with the environment. At times, therefore, the environmental manager may have to exert restrictive control, which is usually best applied to man, not nature. Attempts to alter or harness nature have often failed or backfired, as exemplified by the results of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water, and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental management. It is hoped that each will help solve a practical and serious environmental problem. Robert S. DeSanto East Lyme, Connecticut Acknowledgments Compilation of the materials reviewed in this inventory was facilitated greatly by several staff members of the Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware (formerly at The Ohio State University) and the Natural Haz ards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado.
📒Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972 ✍ United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
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📒Buffalo Creek W Va Diaster 1972 ✍ United States. Congress. Senate. Labor and Public Welfare
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📒Trauma And Adolescence ✍ Max Sugar
📝Trauma and Adolescence Book Synopsis : This first volume in an exciting series sets the myriad and turbulent issues of adolescence in an international context: skinheads in Germany, thalassemia patients in Greece, adolescent Holocaust survivors, psychodrama, mourning, the Buffalo Creek disaster, cancer diagnosis and treatment, the effects of violence, and trauma as a potential psychic organizer.
📒Uneven Ground ✍ Ronald D Eller
📝Uneven Ground Book Synopsis : Appalachia has played a complex and often contradictory role in the unfolding of American history. Created by urban journalists in the years following the Civil War, the idea of Appalachia provided a counterpoint to emerging definitions of progress. Early-twentieth-century critics of modernity saw the region as a remnant of frontier life, a reflection of simpler times that should be preserved and protected. However, supporters of development and of the growth of material production, consumption, and technology decried what they perceived as the isolation and backwardness of the place and sought to "uplift" the mountain people through education and industrialization. Ronald D Eller has worked with local leaders, state policymakers, and national planners to translate the lessons of private industrial-development history into public policy affecting the region. In Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945, Eller examines the politics of development in Appalachia since World War II with an eye toward exploring the idea of progress as it has evolved in modern America. Appalachia's struggle to overcome poverty, to live in harmony with the land, and to respect the diversity of cultures and the value of community is also an American story. In the end, Eller concludes, "Appalachia was not different from the rest of America; it was in fact a mirror of what the nation was becoming."
📒Mining In West Virgini ✍ Source: Wikipedia
📝Mining in West Virgini Book Synopsis : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Coal mining disasters in West Virginia, Mining communities in West Virginia, Beckley, West Virginia, Sago Mine disaster, Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, Farmington Mine disaster, Buffalo Creek Flood, Coalwood, West Virginia, Aracoma Alma Mine accident, West Virginia Mine War of 1912-1913, Caretta, West Virginia, Monongah Mining disaster, West Virginia Coal Wars, Melville, West Virginia, Cucumber, West Virginia, Sago, West Virginia, Bob White, West Virginia, Charles Town Mining, Manufacturing, and Improvement Company Building, Eccles Mine Disaster, Twin Branch, West Virginia, Mountain Top Removal, Faces of the mine, Moving Mountains: How One Woman and Her Community Won Justice From Big Coal, Friends of Coal. Excerpt: The Sago Mine disaster was a coal mine explosion on January 2, 2006, in the Sago Mine in Sago, West Virginia, USA near the Upshur County seat of Buckhannon. The blast and ensuing aftermath trapped 13 miners for nearly two days with only one miner surviving. It was the worst mining disaster in the United States since the Jim Walter Resources Mine Disaster in Alabama on September 23, 2001, killed 13 people, and the worst disaster in West Virginia since the 1968 Farmington Mine Disaster that killed 78 people. The disaster received extensive news coverage in the media worldwide. After mining officials released incorrect information, many media outlets, including the New York Times reported that 12 survivors had been found alive, when, in fact, only one of the thirteen trapped miners survived. Anker West Virginia Mining is listed as the permittee for the Sago Mine. Testifying before MSHA on March 23, 2006, Vice President Sam Kitts described the corporate structure as follows, "Sago is part of Wolf Run Mining Company, which is a subsidiary of Hunter Ridge Mining Company. Hunter Ridge is a subsidiary of ICG, In...
📒Volatile Places ✍ Valerie Gunter
📝Volatile Places Book Synopsis : Volatile Places: A Sociology of Communities and Environmental Controversies is a thoughtful guide to the spirited public controversies that inevitably occur when environments and human communities collide. The movie "An Inconvenient Truth" based on the environmental activism of Al Gore and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina are specifically highlighted. Authors Valerie Gunter and Steve Kroll-Smith begin with a simple observation and offer a provocative case study approach to the investigation of community and environmental controversies.
📒Using Superheroes In Counseling And Play Therapy ✍ Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S
📝Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy Book Synopsis : Harness the Therapeutic Power of the Superhero! Application of the Star Wars Adoption Narrative Emotional Literacy and the Incredible Hulk Batman and Trauma What Would Superman Do--An Adlerian Approach? With an incisive historical foreword by John Shelton Lawrence and insight from contributors such as Michael Brody, Patty Scanlon, and Roger Kaufman, Lawrence Rubin takes us on a dynamic tour of the benefits of using these icons of popular culture and fantasy in counseling and play therapy. Not only can superheroes assist in clinical work with children, but Rubin demonstrates how they can facilitate growth and change with teen and adults. Early childhood memories of how we felt pretending to have the power to save the world or our families in the face of impending danger still resonate in our adult lives, making the use of superheroes attractive as well, to the creative counselor. In presenting case studies and wisdom gleaned from practicing therapists' experience, Lawrence Rubin shows how it is possible to uncover children's secret identities, assist treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems, and inspire the journey of individuation for gay and lesbian clients, all by paying attention to our intrinsic social need for superhero fantasy and play.
📒Teton Dam Claims ✍ United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations
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📒Response To Disaster ✍ Richard Gist
📝Response to Disaster Book Synopsis : First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
📒Crisis ✍ Lee Ann Hoff
📝Crisis Book Synopsis : Unlike books focusing on a single crisis topic, Crisis helps recognize common signs of endangerment across a range of life challenges by showing the interconnections between various harmful events. Through media coverage of school shootings, suicides, domestic abuse, workplace violence, and more, we've become accustomed to hearing about violence and trauma-almost invariably followed by reports that show all of the warning signs that were missed. While it is impossible to predict when, where, and with whom a crisis will occur, we do have the means to be better equipped to intervene in stressful situations before they tip over into a crisis. Important preventative information is readily available, and this book better prepares us to take appropriate responsive action. Often a crisis is the result of a critical life event; whether or not a life-changing event turns into a crisis depends on the type, timing, and interpretation of the event, the person's life cycle development phase, history of healthy coping, and available timely support. In sum, Lee Ann Hoff illustrates how to recognize crisis as both danger and opportunity. The more we know about how to spot a potential crisis and what to do, the more likely distressed persons will get the help they need.
📒Loan Guarantees For Commercial Size Synthetic Fuels Demonstration Plants Witnesses ✍ United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration (Fossil Fuels)
✍Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration (Fossil Fuels)
♣Release Date : 1976
✿Pages : 2980
♠ISBN : LOC:00183662843
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📒Loan Guarantees For Commercial Size Synthetic Fuels Demonstration Plants ✍ United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration
✍Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration
♣Release Date : 1976
✿Pages : 2980
♠ISBN : STANFORD:36105119599053
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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