tsunami http://kuow.org en Three Years Later, Where Did Japanese Tsunami Debris Go? http://kuow.org/post/three-years-later-where-did-japanese-tsunami-debris-go <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031114TB_Barnea_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It's been exactly three years since a huge tsunami in March 2011 took thousands of lives in Japan and washed whole villages out to sea.<p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:34:24 +0000 Tom Banse 30349 at http://kuow.org Three Years Later, Where Did Japanese Tsunami Debris Go? Reconstructing Japan Three Years After The Earthquake And Tsunami http://kuow.org/post/reconstructing-japan-three-years-after-earthquake-and-tsunami <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton about Japan's efforts to rebuild after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:44:43 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 30312 at http://kuow.org Reconstructing Japan Three Years After The Earthquake And Tsunami Scientists: Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radioactivity In Fish http://kuow.org/post/scientists-stop-worrying-about-fukushima-radioactivity-fish <p>Following the 2011 tsunami in Japan, a nuclear reactor released hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water into the ocean. That sparked fear that contaminated water would reach the West Coast, but three years later, scientists say that radiation in our waters isn’t necessarily linked to the nuclear reactor.&nbsp; Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:36:30 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 27169 at http://kuow.org Scientists: Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radioactivity In Fish Washington Shuts Down Tsunami Marine Debris Hotline http://kuow.org/post/washington-shuts-down-tsunami-marine-debris-hotline <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121113TB_Debris_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington and other Pacific Coast states set up tsunami debris reporting hotlines in the wake of the 2011 disaster in Japan.<p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:30:53 +0000 Tom Banse 25355 at http://kuow.org Washington Shuts Down Tsunami Marine Debris Hotline Structural Engineers Developing Tsunami Design Code For Coastal Buildings http://kuow.org/post/structural-engineers-developing-tsunami-design-code-coastal-buildings <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/021413TB_TsunamiDesign_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SEATTLE - Building codes cover fire prevention, energy efficiency, and seismic safety among other things. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:59:07 +0000 Tom Banse 8292 at http://kuow.org Structural Engineers Developing Tsunami Design Code For Coastal Buildings Dock Confirmed As Tsunami Debris; Salvage Bids Requested http://kuow.org/post/dock-confirmed-tsunami-debris-salvage-bids-requested <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/011713TB_TsunamiDock_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>A dock that washed ashore on a remote Washington beach last month is now confirmed as debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan. This news comes just as the federal government requests bids from salvage companies to get rid of the huge hulk.</P> <P>The 65-foot-long hollow concrete dock was suspected to be Japanese tsunami debris from the start. But it took some detective work to definitively prove it. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:50:50 +0000 Tom Banse 6799 at http://kuow.org Dock Confirmed As Tsunami Debris; Salvage Bids Requested Tsunami Debris Dock Decontaminated, Removal Poses Next Challenge http://kuow.org/post/tsunami-debris-dock-decontaminated-removal-poses-next-challenge <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/010513TB_ForksDock_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>State and federal biologists say they are confident they have minimized the invasive species threat posed by a derelict dock that washed ashore last month in Olympic National Park. The concrete and steel dock appears to have drifted across the Pacific Ocean after last year's tsunami in Japan. But the story is not over yet.<p>A tsunami debris response team hiked in with scrapers, ratchets and a shovel to a remote Olympic coast beach. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:18:55 +0000 Tom Banse 6195 at http://kuow.org Tsunami Debris Dock Decontaminated, Removal Poses Next Challenge Another Dock Washes Ashore In Wash., Possibly From Japanese Tsunami http://kuow.org/post/another-dock-washes-ashore-wash-possibly-japanese-tsunami <p>Scientists will soon head to the Olympic coast to evaluate a dock that washed ashore in a remote section of Olympic National Park. It could be debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan. It might even be as big as the gigantic piece of debris that showed up on Oregon’s coast in June. That dock weighed 188 tons.</p><p>Dave Workman with the Washington state Marine Debris Task Force tells KUOW’s Sara Lerner scientists need to see if invasive species might be hitching a ride on the dock. They also need to figure out how to remove it. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:33:13 +0000 Sara Lerner 5376 at http://kuow.org Another Dock Washes Ashore In Wash., Possibly From Japanese Tsunami Oregon At Odds With Federal Government Over Japanese Tsunami Gift http://kuow.org/post/oregon-odds-federal-government-over-japanese-tsunami-gift <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/121812CL_tsunami_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – The state of Oregon is at odds with the federal government over how to use money from Japan meant for cleaning up tsunami debris. It can’t be used to reimburse the state for money it’s already spent.<p>The Japanese government donated $5 million to the US this fall to help pay for the cost of cleaning up debris from last year’s deadly tsunami. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:20:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 5385 at http://kuow.org Oregon At Odds With Federal Government Over Japanese Tsunami Gift Lull Or Tail End Of Japanese Tsunami Debris? http://kuow.org/post/lull-or-tail-end-japanese-tsunami-debris <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/120512TB_Debris_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>LONG BEACH, Wash. – It’s been more than four months since the last confirmed piece of Japanese tsunami debris washed ashore on the Pacific Northwest coast. Even sightings of suspected disaster debris have tapered way off in recent months. Does that mean we’re just in a lull or past the worst of it?</P> <P>Taking advantage of a break in the weather to do a little bit of beachcombing, I’ve come to Long Beach in southwest Washington. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Tom Banse 4701 at http://kuow.org Lull Or Tail End Of Japanese Tsunami Debris?