Friday, June 8, 2012
Japan dock ripped away by tsunami comes ashore in Oregon
A huge concrete dock ripped from the Japanese city of Misawa during the March 2011 tsunami came ashore at Oregon's Agate Beach this week. The dock's arrival in Oregon is an indication that tsunami debris will reach the U.S. West Coast sooner than earlier predictions, according to the Oregonian.
The Oregonian reports the dock is "66 feet long by 19 feet wide by 7 feet tall," and one Japanese official told the paper that three more just like it may be on their way to the U.S.
Commercial fishermen have expressed anxiety about the debris damaging their ships, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
For more of the NPR story: www.npr.org
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