Japan Tsunami http://nwpr.org en Scientists Say Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radioactivity In West Coast Fish http://nwpr.org/post/scientists-say-stop-worrying-about-fukushima-radioactivity-west-coast-fish <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been almost 3 years since the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. Hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water were released from the Fukushima nuclear plant. Fish there have been contaminated and some Japanese fisheries are still closed due to ongoing leaks. That’s made many people nervous about eating fish caught on this side of the Pacific Ocean.</span></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:15:30 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 40090 at http://nwpr.org Scientists Say Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radioactivity In West Coast Fish Did 2011 Japan Tsunami Change Preparedness On Northwest Coast? http://nwpr.org/post/did-2011-japan-tsunami-change-preparedness-northwest-coast <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031113TB_Prepare_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan served as a wake up call for coastal residents and visitors on our shores. But two years later, it is hard to measure how much that disaster has changed tsunami readiness on the Pacific Northwest coast.<p>Althea Rizzo is the geologic hazards program coordinator for Oregon Emergency Management. Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:07:09 +0000 Tom Banse 24012 at http://nwpr.org Did 2011 Japan Tsunami Change Preparedness On Northwest Coast? Boat Washed Ashore Near Newport Possible Tsunami Debris http://nwpr.org/post/boat-washed-ashore-near-newport-possible-tsunami-debris <p></p><p>A boat that washed ashore on Gleneden Beach near Newport on the Central Oregon Coast appears to be debris from the March 2011 Japan tsunami. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:13:31 +0000 Rachael McDonald 22346 at http://nwpr.org Boat Washed Ashore Near Newport Possible Tsunami Debris Long Metal Pipe Found On Northwest Coast http://nwpr.org/post/long-metal-pipe-found-northwest-coast <p></p><p>A team from Washington Fish and Wildlife is trying to figure out whether the newest rusty visitor to the Northwest coast came from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The 19-foot-long metal pipe landed at Cape Disappointment near Ilwaco, Wash. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:07:34 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 21987 at http://nwpr.org Long Metal Pipe Found On Northwest Coast Dock Confirmed As Tsunami Debris; Salvage Bids Requested http://nwpr.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 01:02:52 +0000 Tom Banse 21363 at http://nwpr.org Dock Confirmed As Tsunami Debris; Salvage Bids Requested Minute Traces Of Radioactivity Found In Pacific Tuna http://nwpr.org/post/minute-traces-radioactivity-found-pacific-tuna <p>Researchers with Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they’ve detected minute amounts of radioactivity from the Fukushima reactor meltdown in albacore tuna caught along the West Coast. It's not considered a health threat at all. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:48:17 +0000 Tom Banse 17282 at http://nwpr.org Minute Traces Of Radioactivity Found In Pacific Tuna Schoolchildren From Japan's Tsunami Zone Get Respite In Northwest http://nwpr.org/post/schoolchildren-japans-tsunami-zone-get-respite-northwest <p>Eight junior high students and their teachers from the Japanese tsunami zone arrive in Seattle Thursday. It&#39;s an unusual disaster relief effort. The schoolchildren are being treated to a free trip to escape the still difficult conditions at home, at least temporarily. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:41:07 +0000 Tom Banse 12254 at http://nwpr.org Schoolchildren From Japan's Tsunami Zone Get Respite In Northwest