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Tsunami wreck sightseers in Oregon urged to reflect on 'tragedy'

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"Urged"? Why? People can look and think what they want when they see the dock. No need to tell people what to think.

What should be noted is that this is causing problems for ecosystems. If anything needs to be taught and remember from all of this, it is that life is fragile and that we need to start treating mother nature a little bit better.

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So glad they are decontaminating it just like they do to all the ships and planes that come to America. Joke?

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So glad they are decontaminating it just like they do to all the ships and planes that come to America. Joke?

Ships receive anti-fouling (i.e. poisonous to barnacles and the like) paint jobs on their hull every time they're in drydock. Docks aren't expected to travel internationally once they're in-place, and so don't receive the same treatment. The amount of "passengers" on that dock would have been much greater than those that would have been on a ship.

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Yes, but the dock wasn't from anywhere near Fukushima anyway and was washed out to sea by the tsunami before radiation leaks started. So testing it for radioactivity looks like paranoia to me.

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