The Mt. St. Helens Post Explosion
When I was still working for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, we were told certain employees were to be required to receive special safety training. Wouldn't you know I'd be one of the ones who got stuck with that? It meant I had to go to the Windy City via plane to attend a conference. My first time on a plane in a state I'd never been to before traveling alone... I was not a "happy camper."
So at the conference, they speak of Mt. St. Helens. What's that to me? Well it proved interesting.
Near the volcano is a lake, we were told, that was very popular for bathing. So some time after the explosion, and not because of the risk of volcanic activity, officials closed the lake to such activity. Why?
It was highly contaminated with the bacteria for Legionnaire's Disease. You just never know, do you? Hopefully they found it out without someone having to come down with the disease. Hopefully. You just never know, do you?
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