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Committee advances $6 million for marine, tsunami debris clean-up

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 04:36 p.m. HST, Jul 18, 2013

<br /><br />Courtesy DLNR<br />A barnacle-covered boat recovered Sunday from Malaekahana Beach in Laie is believed to be debris from the 2011 Japa­nese tsunami.<br />

JUNEAU, Alaska >> A U.S. Senate committee has advanced a measure that would provide $6 million for marine debris clean-up, including debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

President Barack Obama had requested that amount as part of his budget proposal. It was included in a package advanced from the Senate Appropriations Committee today.

Language also calls for the secretary of Commerce to submit a report detailing how federal agencies are preparing for and responding to the tsunami debris that is reaching U.S. shores, and how it is working with states, tribes and local governments.

Alaska Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski have pushed for better federal planning and a coordinated response in addressing the tsunami debris.






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