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LANDSLIDE: Oso tragedy need not have happened

We retired to Washington for what it offers in culture, scenery, water, forests and the proximity to grandchildren.

What this state is lacking is geological common sense backed by legislative action. Many geoscientists have recently come foreword with the observation that the Oso slide was a predictable and recurring event. The folks concerned with zoning have dropped the ball in this case. Land developers are not concerned with factors that undermine their interests.

The real tragedy in waiting is a landslide on the flanks of Mount Rainer – a matter of when, not if – and the massive lahar (mudflow

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