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There have been many reports of debris from the March 2011 tsunami reaching the Pacific coastline of the United States. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Possible Boat From Japanese Tsunami May Have Landed At Ocean Shores

State officials are inspecting what may be a boat that drifted from Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

04/30/2014

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Sheriff: Mudslide Missing List Up From 15 To 17 

Sheriff’s office says 2 men have been added to to the list of those missing.

04/03/2014

Crews work at the Oso mudslide site on March 29, 2014 in Oso, Washington. A massive mudslide on March 22 in Oso, Washington killed at least 25 and left many missing.. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

No National System To Track Landslide Hazards

People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn’t even know the hillside could give way at any time.

03/30/2014

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Number Of Missing From Mudslide Drops To 30

Officials say many of those thought missing have been located and are safe.

03/29/2014

File photo of a police car.  (Credit: Comstock/Thinkstock)

Driver Loses Hand In Jeep Explosion In Spokane

An explosion from a firecracker inside a moving Jeep blew off the driver’s hand early Saturday and scattered debris over half a block in Spokane, prompting initial fears over the man’s intent, police and neighbors said.

01/25/2014

Stock image of debris  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Increase In Debris Reported On State Beaches

An increase in marine debris has been reported on Washington’s coastal beaches, so the state is asking clam diggers to carry a trash bag and pick up any plastic foam or bottles they find.

CBS Seattle–02/07/2013

Sounder North Service Canceled Through Weekend

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman says train passenger service between Seattle and Everett has been canceled until next Monday.

CBS Seattle–12/27/2012

A man walks down a street through debris in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011. (credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

WA Crews Collect Debris From Coastal Beaches

Washington Conservation Corps crews dispatched to clean up marine debris on southwest Washington coastal beaches have collected enough garbage to fill the beds of 70 pickup trucks.

06/29/2012

General view of the rubble of Yamada, Iwate prefecture, on March 15, 2011. (credit: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Fear Massive Environmental Disaster From Japan Tsunami Debris

More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don’t have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.

06/08/2012

File photo of a dock devastated by a tsunami in Japan. (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: Dock Found In Ore. Is Debris From Japan

A nearly 70-foot-long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year’s tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, a Japanese Consulate official said Wednesday.

06/06/2012

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