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Mt St Helens Developed World
Location: Washington USA Date: May 18th 1980
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Social Impacts of Mt St Helens
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 photographers
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Economic Impacts of Mt St Helens
-Now a tourist attraction, wealthier than before -Cost of damage with just the ash was nearly $200 million -US gov gave over $950 million of aid to rebuild industry and compensate people
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Primary Impacts of Mt St Helens
-Hot ash and gas destroyed forests and logging camps -63 people died -lahars covered extensive area
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Secondary Impacts of Mt St Helens
-Ash blocked rivers destroying popular fishing sites and flooding areas which destroyed crops and live stock, -flooding destroyed road and railway bridges -Sediment carried downstream ruined barge transport in Columbia river
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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 photographers

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Social Impacts of Mt St Helens

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-Now a tourist attraction, wealthier than before -Cost of damage with just the ash was nearly $200 million -US gov gave over $950 million of aid to rebuild industry and compensate people

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-Hot ash and gas destroyed forests and logging camps -63 people died -lahars covered extensive area

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-Ash blocked rivers destroying popular fishing sites and flooding areas which destroyed crops and live stock, -flooding destroyed road and railway bridges -Sediment carried downstream ruined barge transport in Columbia river

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