Oregon Legislature repeals tsunami zone building law


Add survival pods to tsunami preparedness in the Pacific Northwest, which is threatened by the Cascadia subduction zone. Scientists say the fault produces a 9.0 magnitude earthquake every 200 to 500 years. The last one was more than 300 years ago. (May 5)

The Oregon Legislature has repealed a nearly 25-year-old law prohibiting new schools, hospitals, jails, and police and fire stations from being built in the state’s tsunami inundation zone.

Coastal legislators, who pushed the bill, say the risks of a natural disaster must be weighed

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