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Sunday February 26, 2012

Lincoln City, OR (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Not something anyone wants to find on our lovely beach after storms and high surf warnings. Fortunately, it's empty and still appears intact -- and has probably been in the water a long time based on the barnacles.

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32. dapperD
10:42 PM GMT on March 02, 2012
Whatever the environmental impact, I just want to note this is a very nicely done image: the lighting, the colors, the textures. Nice work, Bluesmaster!
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31. sweetsqrl
12:32 AM GMT on March 02, 2012
Chris and Ryan, you are a jewels! I'm in TX but if I was nearby, I'd surely help. Hope you get lots of support for your good works! Tnx for caring.
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30. chrishaveloprd
2:55 AM GMT on March 01, 2012
Our terrific beach ranger for this stretch, Ryan Parker, removed both this and the two tires in the same area. It was indeed empty, and we have properly disposed of it.

Debris does unfortunately wash up, especially in winter. If you'd like to help out and enjoy a day on the beach to boot, check out the March 31 Spring Beach Clean-up.

Thanks for the tip.

--
Chris, Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
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29. sweetsqrl
11:50 PM GMT on February 29, 2012
WOW! I'm so glad people are so much more caring about our environment lately and watching for these kinds of possible hazmat issues and reporting them. Wasn't that long ago too many of us just turned our heads and eyes away (me too) not realizing the damage these poisons can do. Thanks to you all! :-))
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28. hurricanep
1:44 PM GMT on February 29, 2012
What a fantastic series. It is sad to see trash wash up on our beaches. Thanks for sharing.
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27. scfp
5:25 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
Jimmy Hoffa's final resting place . . .
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26. gardner48197
3:56 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
Crazy!! Glad to see quick action on clean up.
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25. polishprinz1
3:52 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
rich, i am richard also. north florida. left cleveland for warmth 47 years ago. my parka,,,
still used in cle. , i presume. this photo
should warrant study! a 10 for sure......pp fl.
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24. polishprinz1
3:43 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
we are calling attn. to japan nuclear...but radio active containers could have been floating from unknown sources also. suspicion needs to be more in our minds.
i,also, am lax in this thinking ......... pp fl.
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23. richteas
1:29 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
The Line Of Algae or Moss tells me that it was either stuck between rocks or such for a period of time and all that green grew, OR there was something in it to submerge it to that level, until it found some way out!
And I would agree with anyone who's saying the worst part is NOT knowing what it contained.
To this day I'm amazed at the number of people who 'don't think' about such hazards.
I'll never forget the time I was a grounds keeper on an Estate, and when I came across an insect infestation, the Owner of the estate took me into his garage and handed me a bottle of "Pesticide"
and told me I should "Use This on them, it works really well on anything..."
And what was it that he handed me...?
A very old Bottle of DDT.
Yeap, it had been Banned and Outlawed Years ago, but it was still in his garage.
(That is until I saw it and called the authorities for proper disposal.)
And this estate was On The Shores of Lake Michigan...Very Frightening Thought of it being used.
The Guy Just didn't know/understand what it was, or just how DANGEROUS that stuff was!
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22. day56
12:43 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
To point the finger shift the blame is not handling the problem of on going dumping. Of all!!!!!
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21. OuterBanker
7:13 PM GMT on February 28, 2012
This appears to be a 55 gallon drum. I notice that it still is capped. Since it was floating, there is a very good chance that there is residual material inside. It, of course, could be anything from food grade lecithin to toxic anything. I would call the closest EPA office local emergency preparedness office and let hazmat remove it.
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20. scorpiorising939
4:22 AM GMT on February 28, 2012
oh that's so sad to see on such a beautiful beach
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19. emixam101
12:13 AM GMT on February 28, 2012
Yeah it SURE CAN be still radioactive...Be careful and don't touch thoses things.report them and they will probably analize it if you find more things.
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18. polishprinz1
11:41 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
possibility of radioactive ? ..... pp fl
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17. hannabanana
10:16 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Thanks for updating with that information from Chris! I'm saving his name, email, and info in case I find stuff on our beaches down here.
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16. Bluesmaster
8:40 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
UPDATE: After sending an e-mail to Chris Havel of the Oregon Parks and Recreation department with the location of the barrel he responds:

I'll get this to the park manager at Devil's Lake so they can go check it out. Like to get the big stuff off the beach as quick as possible. Reports like this really help, so thanks.
Chris Havel
Communications, Office of the Director
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.

It's great to have our State taking the time to monitor our environment and take quick action on cleaning up!
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15. MNTornado
7:49 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
This is just one more reminder of why we must be ever vigilant in our efforts to clean up and keep our environment clean. We have a program of volunteers that go out at least once each year and clean up all the garbage a long the roads, in the parks and where ever garbage is found. The program works so well, we have been reported as having one of the cleanest states in the union.
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14. WurzelDave
6:20 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
We very often get all kinds of things washed up on the beaches of the Somerset coast, from wheels with tyres still on them to plastic ducks! It isn't entirely impossible that some items washed out to sea during the Japanese tsunami may eventually make it to the shores of south west UK. A number of years ago thousands of plastic ducks 'broke' free from a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean, they drifted on ocean currents in all directions & eventually washed ashore all over the world.
Here is a link to an item on this, it's quite fascinating!
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13. nanapoo
4:53 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Sad but purposeful VIP....shows us how fragile we really are! very informative conversation here. Thanks.
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12. SVLover
4:07 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
So sad - great info Charlotte.
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11. got2dogs
4:01 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
thanks for making us more aware! a well deserved VIP shot!
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10. chrishaveloprd
2:32 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Would you send me an email and tell me exactly where you saw this?

chris.havel@state.or.us

We see debris like this all the time ... before and after the tsunami in Japan.

Thanks.

Chris, Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
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9. katy99780
5:37 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
When I was on the beach in Washington recently, we heard that they are expecting debris from Japan to begin showing up soon....

Good 'heads-up' Charlotte!
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8. hannabanana
5:31 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
More tsunami debris information
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7. dixiedaughter
5:24 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
Just awful thanks Randall for the pic and thanks Charlotte for that info (so sad)!
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6. gilg72
5:19 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
Good Photo, Randall, but not a good find here.
Thanks to Charlotte on #5 above for the info.
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5. llpj04
5:02 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
Yeah there is a computer model that shows how the stuff will wash up over the next couple of years. I wouldn't touch the stuff though. Story: An assortment of trash that has travelled across the ocean after it was swept to sea by the tsunami that devastated parts of Japan are washing up along Canada's west coast beaches.

Bottles, cans and other items with Japanese labels are being discovered on beaches along British Columbia's coast, as well as in parts of the U.S.

While some experts had predicted the trash wouldn't arrive until 2013, at least one man, oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer, correctly forecasted that the debris would arrive ahead of schedule due to surface winds. (Read that story here.

Roughly 25 per cent of the 100 million tons Japanese debris is expected to make landfall on beaches stretching from southern Alaska to California.

Some shipping lanes have already been rerouted to avoid the worst of the debris

Beach-goers who come across foreign items on the beach are advised to report them to the appropriate authorities so they can be safely disposed of. It is possible some of the trash, particularly larger items, may still contain radioactive contamination.
http://www.beachbelievers.com/en/beach-catalog/ja pans-tsunami-trash-and-debris-arrives-bcs-coast
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4. RenoSoHill
3:54 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
Don't know the ways of the ocean-I'm a desert rat- maybe the Coast Guard
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3. hannabanana
3:48 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
I wouldn't be surprised if this was Japanese in origin - the flotsam is supposed to arrive faster than the rest. Isn't there an authority we're supposed to contact if we find stuff like this?
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2. beanhead
3:37 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
Sad to see this.
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1. kristinarinell
3:08 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
Maybe the Japan stuff is starting to show up..I bet the beaches are going to be littered this summer, too bad!
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Coastal Oregon has stolen my heart after over 50 years in central Ohio. The scenery here offers photo opportunities that I never thought possible. I enjoy hiking and taking photos along the way. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy shooting them. -- Randall

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