Tsunami Dock Removal Crew Hits Snag

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd August Newsdock removaltsunami debris

A salvage team has run into problems cutting up the Japanese dock that floated up on an Oregon beach after last year's tsunami.  Oregon Parks Department spokesman Chris Havel said Thursday morning that the team finished the first cut with a piece of equipment known as a wire saw, but a crane couldn't lift it onto a truck. So a whole new cut has been started.

     Havel says it was first thought that the piece was held down by suction between the dock and the wet sand. But now it appears the saw failed to cut through a piece of rebar. Workers had expected to have the dock hauled away Thursday. Havel says there is now no telling when the work will be done.

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