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Marine Debris From Japanese Tsunami Could Hit Hawaii, West Coast

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011 1:28am


Researchers say tons of debris from last March’s deadly Japanese tsunami could be headed towards Hawaii, the West Coast, and possibly our beaches in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, thanks to ocean currents.

KCLU’S Lance Orozco talks with officials with two federal agencies try to assess the potential problem, and possible hazards.

Link to EPA website for marine debris updates:  http://www.epa.gov/region9/marine-debris/

E-mail to report debris sightings to NOAA:  mdsightings@gmail.com

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