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I live on the Alaskan coast and one of my my labs , Lucifer, favorite things to do is longggggg runs on the beach trying to catch that seagull and fetching sticks. Now we are starting to see debris from the Japanese earthquake and tsunamis on the beaches and are being warned not to touch it and to call authorities if you see any strange debris on our local beaches . The authoraties have said that there isnt a public safety issue but what about out pets ? Is any of this debris radioactive ? well until I get some more answers I think Lucifer and I will find a nice large lake to play in ! Poor baby will be heartbroken, he was sooo sure this would be the summer he would finally catch that seagull ..............
 

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I can't imagine that there's any significant risk to a dog versus a human, being that it's being said there's no public safety issue of concern, outside of the fact that obviously a dog may be a bit more apt to chewing on something that you *probably* (lol) wouldn't chew on. So I'd say just be a little more aware of it and watch him even more so than you likely already do on your runs. As for radioactive... if there were anything radioactive, you'd be in just as much trouble. So again, being that you're saying they've put out that there's not a real safety issue, I wouldn't worry about that part. Just be aware of your surroundings and what he may be going after, and obviously if you come across an area that has a lot of visible debris, just get his attention and move on. I don't think you should have any worry enough to completely change your routine.
 

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I believe they are being wary of the debris, for the sheer fact that we really don't even know what is coming at us. There could be something potentially dangerous , but we just don't know what is in the globs of stuff. You will be getting debris for years to come that is for sure. I would be cautious, as there could be sharp areas that could cut your dog and yourself for that matter.

As for it being radioactive, can't really say for sure, but I doubt it.
 

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ok this is odd but they have had hundreds of fly swatters washing up on beaches not far from here......Japanese tsunami debris ??? hmmmm....
 

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The melt down happened after things were washed out to sea. Very doubtful debris will be radioactive. Now fish on the other hand??????
 

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Could be, I am not sure where else it would be coming from.

This I think is very interesting

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/66-foot-concrete-dock-washes-ashore-oregon-may-185118645.html
That is interesting. couple months there was a Japanese Ghost ship that made it into Alaska waters and it had to be sunk. It has been all over the news warning about the debris, not to touch, call authorities etc .... The stuff probably isn't dangerous but sure is creepy !!!
 

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That is interesting. couple months there was a Japanese Ghost ship that made it into Alaska waters and it had to be sunk. It has been all over the news warning about the debris, not to touch, call authorities etc .... The stuff probably isn't dangerous but sure is creepy !!!
Yeah it was too bad that the ghost ship had to be blown up.
 
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