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Mt St Helens- Developed World


Mt St Helen- Developed World

Location: Washington USA

Date: May 18th 1980

Social Impacts: 

-Planes diverted-volcanic ash high in the sky

-Falling ash went into engines of cars in 3 US States

-63 people died, mostly from poisonous gases and most were scientists and photograohers

Economic Impacts:

-Now a tourist attraction-weathier than before

-Cost of damage for just ash was nearly $200 million

-US gov gave over $950 million for aid to rebuild industry and compensate people

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