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More 2011 Tsunami Debris Washes Up On Local Shores

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal, state and tribal officials are attempting to track a large dock that was reported drifting off the coast of Washington state, one of potentially hundreds of objects that could wash up along […]

CBS Seattle–12/18/2012

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

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

Scientists: Creatures From Japan Tsunami Debris ‘Clear Threat’ To West Coast

While scientists expect much of the floating debris to follow the currents to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an accumulation of millions of tons of small bits of plastic floating in the northern Pacific, tsunami debris that can catch the wind is making its way to North America.

06/07/2012

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

File photo of the destruction of Japan  (Photo Credit: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP / Getty Images)

Thousands Expected For Tsunami Drill In Ore. Town

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of people in three Oregon coastal communities are holding their first tsunami evacuation drill, stirred to action by the 2011 tsunami that devastated coastal towns in Japan. Coos Bay […]

05/31/2012

File photo of the destruction of Japan  (Photo Credit: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP / Getty Images)

Volunteers To Play Big Role In Ore. Tsunami Debris

Volunteers will play a big role in picking up debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan when it starts hitting the beach in Oregon.

05/29/2012

Sen. Maria Cantwell talks to a reporter outside of the Senate chamber. (credit: Mark Wilson/GettyImages)

Cantwell, Begich: Plan Now For Tsunami Debris

With a derelict Japanese fishing boat floating off the coast of Canada, U.S. senators from Alaska and Washington state said Friday that the United States needs to hurry up and get ready for more debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami.

04/01/2012

Stock photo of the Tokyo Dome, where the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics will take part in MLB Opening Series in Japan. (credit: Chris McGrath/GettyImages)

Mariners, Athletics Tour Disaster Zone In Japan

ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) — Members of the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners got a firsthand look at the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday when they visited one of the towns hit hardest […]

03/28/2012

Damaged building from the Japanese earthquake last year. (Photo Credit: Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)

Seattle Preparing For Killer Quake

As Japan rebuilds, American scientists are examining the data from the disaster and found some parallels close to home. For the Pacific Northwest, the question isn’t if a giant earthquake could happen, but when.

03/15/2012

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