Ecology spokeswoman Linda Kent says the sections of pipe insulation that landed on a mile and a half of ocean beaches does not fit the profile of early tsunami debris.
Debris that has arrived from Japan so far is quite large and floats high in the water so it can be pushed ahead by the wind. Kent said Tuesday this small light-weight insulation probably comes from somewhere closer to shore.
The debris was reported Sunday. County emergency management workers have been collecting it. Kent says the Ecology Department is sending samples to a lab to check to see if it’s fiberglass or asbestos.
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