Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing Marine Debris and Wildlife: Impacts, Sources, and Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Senate Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C.
In his opening statement, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) stated that for coastal states, particularly those on the West Coast, the prevalence of marine debris on our shores is a chronic issue.
In March 2011, a large earthquake stuck off the Japanese coast, causing a large tsunami which washed millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, most of which eventually made its way to the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

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