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  • Drop-off stations set for tsunami debris

  • Southern Oregon beachcombers who stumble upon debris from last year's tsunami in Japan have five drop-off stations to dispose of their finds.
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  • Southern Oregon beachcombers who stumble upon debris from last year's tsunami in Japan have five drop-off stations to dispose of their finds.
    The group SOLVE will make cleanup bags available and has arranged to accept tsunami debris at 32 locations coastwide.
    In Curry County, bags are available at Cape Blanco State Park and Humbug Mountain State Park near Port Orford and Harris Beach just north of Brookings.
    Debris will be accepted also at two garbage transfer stations in Brookings: the Wridge Creek Transfer Station on Wilderness Road and the Curry Transfer Station, 17498 Carpenterville Road.
    People can report debris by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-SAFENET if the material is too large or unsafe to transport themselves, including items such as tires.
    Schedules vary for the drop-off locations, and visitors are encouraged to see www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/tsunami_debris.shtml for a digital map with a rundown of locations and hours.
    The drop-off sites will accept debris only in official beach cleanup bags produced by SOLVE. Most of the small debris is rigid foam and plastic that should be placed in collection bags without breaking them up. Items with living organisms on them should be moved above high tide and reported to authorities to reduce the spread of invasive species.
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