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Tag: State Department of Health


Officials checking to see if pipe found at Cape Disappointment is tsunami debris

State officials are examining a large, metal cylinder that washed ashore Monday at Cape Disappointment State Park to determine if it came from Japan as a result of being swept out to sea by the March 2011 tsunami.

The cylinder is longer than a small pickup truck, measuring 19 feet, 4 inches long. It is 3 feet in diameter, with ¾-inch base plates that measure 3 feet by 3 feet. While no markings have been detected yet, some algae and other sea life were attached to the item.

As a precaution, a state Department of Fish and Wildlife official will

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