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Iceland / Volcano / Airline Flights #970933

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) A new ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland moving toward the U.K. reported.

(Hvolsvollur, Iceland: Chris Jansing) Increased activity inside the volcano and the intensification of ash in the plume featured; scenes shown.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(London: Dawna Friesen) Pressure from airlines to lift the ban on flying featured; details given of Germany’s plans to resume flights, the decision to divide Europe’s air space into 3 zones, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s plans to send navy ships to rescue stranded passengers and Spain’s agreement to be an airline hub; photos shown of damage to the engines of a Finnish jet. [International Air Transport Assn. Steve LOTT†- says we don’t think we’re doing enough to measure the risk of the cloud.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Nowhere near home: Stephanie Gosk) The reporter’s effort to travel from London to Madrid without using airplanes featured; scenes shown from her journey. [Along the way, Austrian BUSINESSMAN, American tourists the HARMON‡ family – comment on the complications.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Hvolsvollur, Iceland: Robert Bazell) The health risks for the local population in Iceland from the ash examined; scenes shown of the cloud. [Local physician Dr. Gundemar BENDIKSEN‡- says it’s irritating for your lungs; notes concern about livestock.] [New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Dr. Ronald CRYSTAL†- notes it should not cause much problems in Europe.]

Williams, Brian;
Jansing, Chris;
Friesen, Dawna;
Gosk, Stephanie;
Bazell, Robert

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