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Washington / Volcano Eruption #65553

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1980
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(Studio) Continued eruption of Mount Saint Helens volcano in Washington noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Current death toll from eruption as well as number missing reported; problems involved in determining exact number of dead outlined.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Mount Saint Helens, WA) Mount Saint Helens' activity examined; films shown. Harry S. Truman, caretaker of Spirit Lake Lodge on the mountain said among those missing; details given. Destruction of Weyerhaeuser logging camp noted; problems posed by volcanic ash fall to various cities reported [Yakima health department spokesperson Dr. Robert ATWOOD - comments on related health problems.] Mount Saint Helens' future activity considered.
REPORTER: Tom Schell

(Studio) Volcanic ash said expected to sweep across nation in next few days; details given of ash cloud's impact on weather, domestically and intlly. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Schell, Tom

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