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What's New: December 2012

Government of Japan gifts NOAA $5 million to address tsunami marine debris

Japan Gifts NOAA $5 Million to Address Tsunami Marine Debris

On Nov. 30, the Government of Japan announced 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. The funds will be used to support marine debris response efforts, such as removal of debris, disposal fees, cleanup supplies, detection and monitoring. More...