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January 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Possible tsunami dock on Washington coast cleaned, scraped

The Associated Press FORKS, Clallam County – A Washington state spokesman says a crew has scrubbed a dock that washed ashore on a wilderness beach near Forks and scraped off more than 400 pounds of organic material, including species native to Japan but not found in the United States. The dock is considered likely debris from the…

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Comments | Topics: Clallam County, Forks, Japanese tsunami

December 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Japanese writing found on large dock that washed onto Olympic National Park shore

A crew reached a dock with Japanese writing on it washed up near La Push at Olympic National Park Friday. (Photo / U.S. Coast Guard) A team led by National Park Service staff finally made contact today with a large dock  on a shoreline near La Push. The dock is suspected of being debris from a March…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Japanese tsunami, marine debris, Olympic National Park

October 25, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Albacore tuna show traces of radioactive cesium

Oregon State University researchers have found traces of radioactive cesium from last year’s Japanese nuclear reactor disaster in West Coast albacore tuna. The amount is far too small to harm people who eat the fish, the scientists said. Scientists from the university and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collected and tested fish caught off the West…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Japanese tsunami, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oregon State University

June 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Boat washed ashore may be from Japanese tsunami

Courtesy of the Washington Department of Ecology An approximately 20-foot boat that washed ashore Friday at Cape Disappointment State Park in Pacific County is being studied to see if it was swept from one of last year’s Japanese tsunamis. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  is working with the Japanese consulate in Seattle to…

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Comments | Topics: Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, Japanese consulate