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Story last updated at 12:45 PM on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tsunami find





 

Photo by Michael Armstrong

Charter captain Dave Longley, owner of Muttley Crew Charters, holds up a red can he found floating about 22 miles southwest of the Homer Spit in lower Cook Inlet on June 20.

Charter captain Dave Longley, owner of Muttley Crew Charters, holds up a red can with Japanese lettering he found floating about 22 miles southwest of the Homer Spit in lower Cook Inlet on June 20. The can had fluid that smelled like gasoline or kerosene. The can may have come from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami. Chris Pallister of Gulf of Alaska Keeper, an environmental group tracking tsunami debris, said similar cans have been found on Montague Island. Another red can was found in lower Cook Inlet and collected by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The cans could be part of a wave of tsunami debris that also includes Styrofoam. Cans with fuel should be reported to the Central Alaska Spill Response Team at (907) 269-3063.

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