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NOAA makes $250,000 in grants available to states impacted by tsunami debris

NOAA announced that $250,000 in grants has been made available through its marine debris program to five states impacted by debris from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami.

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The Fukushima report hides behind the cultural curtain

More than a year after a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on 11 March 2011, the Fukushima nuclear accident independent investigation commission released an 88-page report this week delivering the indictment that Fukushima could not be considered a natural disaster but a “profoundly man-made disaster”…

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Find Tsunami Debris On The Oregon Coast? Call 211

Find a boxcar-sized dock on the beach, or a soccer ball with Japanese symbols? The state of Oregon wants to hear from you. Just dial 211.

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Fears Accompany Fishermen in Japanese Disaster Region

The catch from six small fishing boats, the first to resume commercial fishing in the waters off Fukushima since last year’s nuclear catastrophe, went on sale at local supermarkets on Monday, raising hopes and concerns in a region struggling to return to something like normal.

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Japan Tsunami Debris on Pagan Island: Financial Problems May Lead to a Second Environmental Mess

What would motivate a small island nation to settle for the foreign mining of its pozzolan resources, and sell one of its most limited commodities : land? This is a story about how a small island in the tropical pacific was proposed as a dumpsite for trash from the 2011 Japan tsunami.

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US Braces for Tsunami Debris, but Impact Unclear

More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don’t have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.

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Official: Dock found in Oregon is debris from Japan

A nearly 70-foot-long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year’s tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean.

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Pacific bluefin tuna transport Fukushima-derived radionuclides from Japan to California

Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away, the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance…

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Fukushima’s Radiation Effects: World Experts to Assess Impacts

Pre-eminent world experts on the effects of atomic radiation agree today to start an assessment of the radiological impact of the events, and provide scientific insight on the magnitude of the releases to atmosphere and to the ocean…

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