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Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

Tsunami dock removed from beach near Forks

FORKS -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the last of a 65-foot long tsunami debris dock was removed Thursday from a remote beach on the Olympic Peninsula near Forks.
The Undersea Co. of Port Townsend began work March 17, cutting up and airlifting out pieces. Company President John Nesset said it was like opening a 185-ton concrete package filled with foam packing peanuts.
Japan paid most of the $628,000 removal cost. A serial number showed the dock came from Aomori Prefecture during the March 2011 tsunami. A similar dock was removed last summer from a beach at Newport, Ore.
The Washington dock landed within a wilderness portion of Olympic National Park and also within the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
Story tags » TsunamiEnvironmental IssuesForks

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