Wash. governor says federal help needed for debris removal

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. — On Monday, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire announced a state plan to address tsunami debris that reaches the state’s coast from Japan, but stressed that federal help is needed, writes KOMO News.

Gregoire said the Department of Ecology has been approved to use $100,000 from its litter cleanup account for debris removal, but a “steady dribble” of tsunami debris is expected over the next few years, which will require more money, writes KOMO News.

KOMO News writes that Gregoire also announced a “Clean Shoreline Initiative” to be led by Washington National Guard commander Timothy Lowenberg, and includes the state Department of Health, Ecology and other agencies.

For the complete story from KOMO News, click here.

Kelly Cauthorn

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