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Washington / Mount Saint Helens Eruption #510479

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1980
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(Studio) Rising death toll from Mt. Saint Helens eruption in Washington reported; details given.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(SW WA) Current situation around Mt. Saint Helens examined; danger posed by probable collapse of dam formed by volcanic debris at what remains of Spirit Lake noted. Films shown. Rescue of 1 family outlined. [Mrs. Lu MOORE - recalled experience.] No. already evacuated according to Red Cross mentioned.
REPORTER: David Burrington (KING-TV, KGW-TV newstapes)

(Studio) Problems created by volcanic ash fallout outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Spokane, WA) Cleanup efforts in Spokane featured; films shown.
REPORTER: Nancy Goodspeed (KHQ-TV news tape)

(Yakima, WA) Ash cloud's impact on Yakima examined; films shown. Concern for valley's fruit crop cited.
REPORTER: Larry Baker (KNDO-TV newstape)

(Studio) Special report on situation as well as Oregon and Michigan primaries announced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David

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