SALEM, Ore. - Oregon has mobilized a tsunami debris hotline and a network of disposal sites up and down the coast in response to debris washing up on the beach from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Debris from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan is starting to reach Oregon’s coast. Some of it may carry invasive species that could pose a serious threat to Oregon’s marine environment and native species.
NEWPORT, Ore. -- Debris from the Japanese tsunami is continuing to wash up along the Oregon coastline. This has caused a spike in visitors to the coastline, hoping to get a glimpse of the foreign phenomenon.
Amidst the excitement surrounding the debris the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced Wednesday that it received six bids from companies to remove the famed Newport dock, including a Springfield company.