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Washington / Mount Saint Helens #510499

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter reported declaring Washington a disaster area due to volcanic eruption of Mt. Saint Helens prior to his departure for area; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Portland, OR) Extent of damage from eruption examined; films shown. Long-range impact on fishing, timber industry noted. [Industrial Forestry Association spokesperson Norman BJORKLUND - comments.] Crop damage in eastern WA, especially to wheat fields, cited. [Agriculture adviser Al ETEP - comments.]
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman

(Studio) Possible impact on future weather from debris blown into atmosphere noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Boulder, Colorado) Efforts to determine long-range impact examined; films, drawings shown. Krakatau explosion recalled. [National Weather Service spokesperson Dr. Kirby HANSEN - comments on material in stratosphere.] Procedure used by scientists outlined. [National Center for Atmospheric Research spokesperson Dr. Stephen SCHNEIDER - explains process.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell (KOA-TV newstape)

(Studio) Carter said also visiting Miami riot area soon.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Schulman, Heidi

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