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Fire Damage At The Military Personnel Records Center St. Louis, Missouri, And Fire Protection At Other GSA Records Centers

B-125617 Published: Oct 09, 1974. Publicly Released: Oct 09, 1974.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the fire at the Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, focusing on: (1) fire protection measures at the time of the fire; (2) the amount of damage to the building and records and to what extent the destroyed records can be reconstructed; (3) fire protection capabilities of other records centers operated by the General Services Administration (GSA); (4) GSA proposals to increase fire protection at the St. Louis and other records storage facilities and the related cost; and (5) legal responsibilities of federal and local governmental bodies to provide fire protection and assume the cost of extinguishing the blaze.

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