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Tsunami debris off Washington coast may be Japanese barge

By Associated Press


WESTPORT, Wash. >>  Officials are monitoring a large piece of possible tsunami debris about 25 miles off Washington's coast near Westport.

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Deputy Director Chuck Wallace tells KBKW that it appears to be a barge, about 25 by16 feet, that could have been torn away by the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.

He says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been tracking the debris move along the coast for about a week. Officials don't when or where it might wash ashore.

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mellowyellow11 wrote:
i think we should get all the debris that washes up on American shores and put it on barges and take that radioactive junk back to japan and let those dim wit Japanese Gov. officials deal with it, as it was their thoughtlessness and stupidity that caused all the deaths and destruction as well as creating a whole bunch of radiation and rubbish for the whole world to be burdened with. if they had listened to their history teachers and not built so many houses in those tsunami prone areas or at least had a wall 100 feet high it may have not allowed this to happened.
on July 24,2012 | 08:33AM
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