Relief Money To Go To Debris Clean-Up

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal disaster relief package, earmarked for victims of Superstorm Sandy, will also include money to help clear West Coast beaches of debris from the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. It is unclear at this point how much of the relief money will go to the West Coast. Alaska’s two senators requested … Continue reading »

Radiation Traces Found In Oregon Tuna

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State researchers have found traces of radioactive cesuim in west coast albacore tuna and they say it’s a result of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that hit the Oregon coast. Federal and university scientists collected and tests fish caught off the west coast before and after March 2011. They say the … Continue reading »

Brookings Harbor Cleanup Underway

BROOKINGS HARBOR, Ore. – After several days delay last week because of rough ocean conditions, dredging of the Brookings Harbor Boat Basin is now underway. The project is designed to remove silt and other debris that washed in during the march 2011 Japanese tsunami. This dredge is sucking up silt and pumping it through a … Continue reading »

Boat Basin Clean Up In Brookings

BROOKINGS, Ore. – Thanks to nearly three fourths of a million dollars in state and federal grants, the port of Brookings Harbor is being cleaned-up of silt that’s clogging the boat basin. Thick-walled black plastic pipe, 14 inches in diameter, drapes into the Brookings boat basin to a dredge waiting to pump tsunami silt out … Continue reading »

Dredging Begins At Brookings Port

BROOKINGS, Ore. – It’s been over a year since the Japanese tsunami damaged Brookings, but more clean-up efforts are underway. Just like mowing the grass, dredging has to be done to ports; it’s the removal of sediment, dirt and other debris. Curry County is working with engineers to start the clean up mid-September. An engineer … Continue reading »