70ft dock ripped from Japanese fishing port in tsunami washes up in Oregon

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    70ft of dock ripped from a fishing port in Japan during the earthquake and tsunami has washed up on an Oregon beach.
    The origin of the huge dock was today confirmed by the Japanese consulate in Portland, Oregon.
    A commemorative plaque on the dock, which has drifted thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean, showed that it was one of four owned by Aomori Prefecture (state).

    Starfish that are native to Japan were also found still clinging to the well-travelled structure.
    Deputy Consul Hirofumi Murabayashi said from Portland,

    “We were able to confirm from Aomori Prefecture that they don't wish to have it returned,” he said. “About the other three, of course, we have no idea where they are floating, or if they are sunk somewhere.”

    The dock has been checked for radiation, but came up negative.


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