"It was a high point for him," Peterson said about the last time he saw Le. "He was bouncing off the walls in a good way."
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"The material that is actually blown in will be a fraction" of the tsunami debris, said Curt Peterson, a coastal oceanographer and professor of in the geology department at Portland State University in Oregon.
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