Oregon Governor To Sign Debris Plan

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber is expected to sign a plan Tuesday on how to handle Japanese tsunami marine debris washing up on Oregon shores. The Governor’s task force will propose a plan at Tuesday’s meeting on how NOAA and state agencies will handle the debris. The plan will also address a comprehensive response to … Continue reading »

Tsunami Dock Now A Part of State History

FLORENCE, Ore. — The Japanese dock which washed ashore on Agate Beach is now officially part of Oregon’s history. Two pieces of the massive 201-ton dock arrived at the Oregon Historical Society. The dock is one of only five pieces of confirmed tsunami debris to hit the coast of Oregon, Washinton and Alaska, but the … Continue reading »

Tsunami Silt Clean Up In Brookings

BROOKINGS, Ore. — Crews in Brookings will begin removing silt accumulating in Port Brookings from the Japan 2011 tsunami. The silty debris will be pumped through a pipe to a federally approved undersea dump site, about a mile from the Chetco River. Construction and testing will begin as week from tomorrow, and pumping could begin … Continue reading »