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Japan will give the U.S. $5 million to address tsunami debris

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By NOAA Marine Debris Program staff

The Government of Japan announced last Friday a gift of $5 million to the United States, through NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, to support efforts in response to marine debris washing ashore in the U.S. from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

We are so grateful to Japan for this gift and for its support.

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

One thought on “Japan will give the U.S. $5 million to address tsunami debris

  1. I remember seeing photos of some of the stuff and I was really surprised at just how far it had travelled and the amount. It really opened my eyes to what impact the tsunami was having on a grander scale.

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