Hazardous Devices Wash Up on Oregon Coast
October 8, 2013, 1:16 am
Residents and visitors of Oregon's coastal communities were warned to use caution after marine markers washed ashore Monday.
Marine markers are used by military aircraft to mark locations at sea using white phosphorus, which ignites when contacted by the air.
Oregon State Police say the Mark 25 Marine Markers pose a potential safety risk, and say they have the potential to ignite spontaneously. Three of these devises were found by the USAF and Police last week.
Anyone who comes across a marine marker should not touch it, but call OSP at 1-800-452-7888.