debris 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? 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