California tsunami victim found washed ashore 380 miles away
(CNN) -- The body of a 25-year-old northern California man swept out to sea while trying to photograph the tsunami's arrival from Japan last month has washed ashore about 380 miles away, in Oregon, officials there said Tuesday.
Dustin Douglas Weber of Klamath, California, was standing on a sand bar near the mouth of the Klamath River in Del Norte County, California, when he was swept away March 11, authorities said.
He was with two friends who also were carried off by the surge but were able to return safely to shore, authorities said.
Weber was identified by a forensic odontologist using dental records, said Eugene Gray, forensic administrator in the Oregon state medical examiner's office.
His body was found on the shore south of the Columbia River in Oregon on April 2 by a person walking the beach, Gray told CNN.
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Japan Nuke Plant Crisis Could Stretch Into 2012
The owner of the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant announced Sunday a long-term plan to contain radioactive leaks and bring the crisis under control within six to nine months.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata told at a news conference that the company had come up with a phased road map for ending the crisis and allowing residents evacuated from the area around the facility to return home.
Officials said the plan involved covering the damaged reactor buildings to contain the radiation.
In the first three months of the plan, the company hopes to steadily reduce the level of leaking radiation, Katsumata said. Three to six months after that, it hopes to get the release of radioactive materials under control.
To contain radioactive levels, TEPCO plans to install a new cooling system that filters contaminated water and then recirculates clean water back into the reactors, Japanese broadcaster NHK reports. The water is planned to be pumped outside for safe removal of radioactive substances and salt before the treated water is then circulated back into the reactors.
But the new system won't be operational until summer, according to NHK.
The company is also focusing on mitigating the release of radiation into the atmosphere and soil and measuring and reducing the amount of radiation effecting the evacuation area, Katsumata said.
"I believe we will succeed in containing the crisis," Katsumata said.
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