tsunami debris

Non-profits Team To Clean Tsunami Debris

Four nonprofit groups say they will team up to organize and coordinate Oregon volunteers working on tsunami debris. The World of Coos Bay reports the groups plan to create a data base of people who can monitor the Oregon coast, report debris accumulating and help in cleanup efforts.
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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.
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Tsunami Dock Removal Work To Begin July 31st

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th July Newstsunami debris

Most of Agate Beach at Newport will remain open to the public when workers cut up and remove the 66-foot long dock that washed ashore June 5. It had been carried away from a port in Japan by the March 2011 tsunami.Read More »

Part of Japenese Home Found In Washington?

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th June Newstsunami debris

Kayakers surveying Washington state's most remote beaches for debris from last year's Japanese tsunami say they believe they have found part of a house.
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Washington Gov. Calls For Federal Help With Tsunami Debris

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th June Newstsunami debrisWashington news

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says federal help is needed to help clean up tsunami debris that reaches the West Coast. She told a news conference Monday morning at Ocean Shores, "We don't have the resources at the state level to do what we're going to have to do here."Read More »

Volunteers Cleaning Stray Dock

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th June Newscoastal newstsunami debris

Oregon officials have organized a group of volunteers to scrape off, bag up and dispose of the hundreds of millions of marine organisms that hitchhiked aboard a boxcar-sized dock that floated across the Pacific during last year's tsunami.
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Dock Washing Ashore May Be From 2011 Tsunami

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th June NewsJapanese tsunamitsunami debris

UPDATE: Officials report the dock was checked for radiation and it tested negative.Read More »


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