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Tag: tsunami debris


Crews complete removal of dock from Olympic Beach

Crews today finished removing the 185-ton dock that washed ashore in December near La Push. The dock had been washed out to sea during the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Workers from The Undersea Co. of Port Townsend, removed the last of the dock’s concrete and plastic foam from the beach and the inland landing site. The dock came ashore on Olympic National Park land north of the mouth of the Hoh River.

The work, which began on March 17, was was challenging.

“Imagine opening up a 185-ton concrete package filled with foam packing peanuts while standing near a helicopter

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Boat, possibly from tsunami, found on Long Beach Peninsula

Local, state and federal agencies are responding to an approximately 20-foot boat that washed ashore today on the Long Beach Peninsula in Pacific County.

Agency staffers are evaluating whether the boat was swept into the Pacific Ocean during the devastating tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011. The boat is also being inspected for potential aquatic invasive species. No oil or hazardous materials have been associated with the boat.

Officials from the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission ask that the public stay clear of the boat so the state Department of Fish and Wildlife can take precautionary actions including steam

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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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