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Japan Gives $5 Million To U.S. For Tsunami Debris Clean Up

March 15, 2013 | AP
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  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Japan has provided $5 million to help pay for removing and disposing debris from the March 2011 tsunami. This large dock, tsunami debris, washed ashore in Oregon in June 2012. credit: Bonnie Stewart
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Japan has provided $5 million to help pay for removing and disposing debris from the March 2011 tsunami. This large dock, tsunami debris, washed ashore in Oregon in June 2012. | credit: Bonnie Stewart | rollover image for more

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Japan has provided $5 million to help pay for removing and disposing debris from the March 2011 tsunami.

NOAA says it plans to give $250,000 each initially to the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. NOAA’s Marine Debris Program will hold the rest in reserve as needs arise.

Japan also gave Canada $1 million to help clean up debris on the West Coast.

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