Media Monitoring

Below are links to publicly-accessible news stories, blogs and videos that reference the issue of marine debris generated by the Japan tsunami in 2011. These links are provided “as is” and their placement here does not constitute an endorsement by any of the organizations collaborating in the Joint Information Center, nor does it mean that we verified the report as factual.  If you review a story and believe the information is inaccurate, we encourage you to contact the news organization and/or reporter directly to assist them in providing better information so they can correct their story if it is inaccurate or unclear.  If you have a link to a news story you believe will assist us in news media monitoring, we welcome you to share it with us.

November 2013

  • London Daily Mail (November 5) –  Island of debris the size of TEXAS from 2011 Japanese tsunami is headed straight  for the U.S.
  • Discover (November 4) – Floating Island of Japan’s Tsunami Debris Headed for U.S.
  • FoxNews.com (November 1) – Japan’s ‘toxic’ monster creeping towards US

October 2013

  • Huffington Post (October 22) – Angela Pozzi Makes Her Art Out Of Our Trash
  • The Associated Press (October 22) – Marine debris discussed at Hawaii conference
  • KATU (October 7) – Experts warn public not to touch cylinders washing ashore
  • News 1130 (October 7) – Mystery boat in Tofino could be from Tsunami
  • CBC News (October 7) – Invasive mussels land on B.C. coast with Japan tsunami boat
  • The Province (October 7) – Mystery vessel washed up on Tofino may be Japanese tsunami debris

August  2013

July 2013

  • The Canadian Press (July 31) – Less tsunami debris found on B.C. shores than expected, officials say
  • The Japan Daily Press (July 31) – British Columbia pleased with the less than expected debris from 2011 tsunami
  • 24 Hours Vancouver (July 30) – Volume of tsunami debris on B.C.’s coast dropping, say government officials
  • News 1130 (July 30) – Debris from Japanese tsunami less than expected: officials
  • Daily Astorian (July 30) – Cannon Beach could be the subject of a tsunami debris study
  • Sun News Network (July 30) – BC seeks input on tsunami cleanup spending
  • MetroNews Canada (July 29) – Tsunami cleanup funds up for grabs in B.C.
  • KTLA-TV (July 26) – Follow Up Friday – Transpac Tsunami Debris
  • Hawaii News Now (July 24) – Transpac sailors hit tsunami debris during Hawaii race
  • Aljazeera.com (July 22) – Japan’s tsunami debris litters Canadian shore
  • Pacific Business News (July 22) – Yacht hits Japan tsunami debris on the way to winning Transpac in Hawaii
  • Honolulu Civil Beat (July 21) – Youch! High-Performance Sailboat Runs Smack Into Tsunami Debris
  • Bayoubuzz.com (July 19) – Sailors seek fastest record to Hawaii, but hit tsunami debris
  • CNN (July 17) – Japan Earthquake – Tsunami Fast Facts
  • KHON2 (July 8) – Department of Land and Natural Resources retrieves possible tsunami debris from Malaekahana Beach
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser (July 7) – Boat ashore in Malaekahana is likely tsunami debris, state says
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer (July 3) – Northwest voyage discovers Japan tsunami debris amid second wave
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer (July 3) – Japan tsunami debris NW voyage
  • Coos Bay World (July 2) – OIMB lecture series: Tsunami debris impact

June  2013

  • Eureka Times-Standard (June 28) – Keeping tabs on tsunami debris; volunteers ready for coastal cleanup; Crescent City kids hope to return skiff
  • Vancouver Sun (June 25) – Tsunami vessels arrive in B.C. waters
  • Coast Reporter (June 22) – Steel drums ruled out as tsunami debris
  • Nanaimo Bulletin (June 20) – Race crews prepared for tsunami debris
  • Middle East North Africa Financial News (June 19) – EDITORIAL: Suzanne Bonamici’s smart bill would allow reimbursement to Oregon for tsunami debris cleanup
  • ClaimsJournal.com (June 19) – Alaska Receives Donation for Debris Removal
  • Sustainable Business Oregon (June 19) – OSU researcher: Tsunami damage expected to arrive for decades
  • The Associated Press (June 17) – State receives $19K donation toward marine debris removal on Alaska shores
  • Portland Oregonian (June 15) – Help for tsunami debris cleanup might come from Congress
  • Albany Tribune (June 14) – Bonamici Argues For Tsunami Debris Cleanup Bills To Key House Panel
  • Daily Astorian (June 13) -Bonamici tells Congress about need for tsunami debris aid
  • Daily Astorian (June 12) – Bonamici’s tsunami bills to receive hearing Thursday
  • Portland Oregonian (June 4) – Japanese tsunami dock came bearing lessons for Oregon officials, coastal residents
  • Gulf Times (June 1) – California beaches brace for Japanese tsunami debris

May 2013

April 2013

  • The Associated Press (April 7) – ‘Tsunami fish’ story: Flooded boat. A 4,500 mile trip.
  • Counsel & Heal (April 7) – Japanese Fish Travel 5,000 Mile on Tsunami Debris
  • Washington Post (April 7) – Fish on boat set adrift by 2011 tsunami that hit Japan land in U.S.
  • Latinos Post(April 7) – Japanese Beakfish Found In U.S., Washed Up In Tsunami Debris
  • msnNOW (April 7) – ‘Tsunami fish’ travels 4,000 miles trapped in boat, will go on display
  • Digital Journal (April 7) – Japanese striped beakfish rides in skiff from tsunami to America
  • NBC News (April 6) – Fish hitches ride on 2011 tsunami debris, arrives in Washington state
  • KING5 (April 6) – Fish found in tsunami debris on display at Seaside Aquarium
  • Daily Mail (April 6) – Exotic Japanese fish wash up 5,000 miles away in US after surviving as stowaways  on board a skiff blown over by the 2011 tsunami.
  • Huffington Post (April 5) – 2011 Tsunami Debris: Fish Found Inside Skiff That May Have Crossed Pacific After Japan Tragedy
  • Nature World News (April 5) – Live Fish Found In Boat Washed Up From 2011 Japanese Tsunami
  • Forks Forum (April 4) – Removal of tsunami dock  completed
  • Seattle Times (April 2) – Strange fish found alive in beached skiff possibly from 2011 tsunami, and goes on display Saturday at Seaside Aquarium
  • Daily Astorian (April 2) – Bonamici brings tsunami cleanup to top of list
  • Seattle Times (April 1) – Stowaways from Japan hitch a ride aboard tsunami debris
  • Daily Astorian (April 1) – Bonamici to host Japanese debris cleanup discussion today

March 2013

  • Daily Astorian (March 30) – Oregon Beaches Still Awash with Tsunami Debris
  • Newstalk 1450 KBKW (March 29) – Governor Inslee Sends Thanks and Continued Condolences
  • KXRO (March 29) – Dock Removed from Peninsula Thanks to Help from Japan
  • Eureka Times-Standard (March 29) – What to do if you spot debris from the last tsunami
  • Portland Oregonian (March 28) – Oregon Parks says common ‘woody’ debris doesn’t have to be reported
  • Centralia Chronicle (March 28) – Tsunami Dock Removed From Washington Coast
  • AFP (March 28) – US thanks Japan for help with tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (March 27) – Possible tsunami debris reported on Oregon coast
  • Beacon News (March 14) – Japan offers Canada $1 million to cleanup 2011 tsunami debris
  • BusinessWeek (March 14) – Japan gives Canada $1 million to help with debris
  • Calgary Herald (March 13) – Japan gives Canada $1 million to help for shore clean up of tsunami debris
  • 24 Hours Vancouver (March 13) – Japan pitches in to clean B.C. tsunami debris
  • Toronto Star (March 13) – Japanese donate $1 million for tsunami debris cleanup
  • Huffington Post (March 13) – Tsunami Debris Cleanup in BC Gets $1 Million from Japan
  • Japan Daily Press (March 13) – Canada receives $1 million from Japan for tsunami debris cleanup
  • HazMatMag.com (March 13) – Canada and B. C. Accept Japanese Funding to Address Tsunami Debris
  • CKNW NewsTalk 980 (March 13) – Japan will help pay for BC tsunami clean-up
  • Victoria Times Colonist (March 13) – Province working on invasive species in debris
  • RocketNews24 (March 12) - Students Collect More Than 40 Bags of 3/11 Tsunami Debris in Vancouver
  • Cowichan News Leader (March 12) – Invasive species arriving on Japanese tsunami debris concerns Cowichan’s MP
  • HQ Comox Valley (March 12) – Little debris in B.C. 2 years after Japanese tsunami
  • The Associated Press (March 12) – Film focuses on stories behind tsunami debris
  • Maui News (March 12) – Possible tsunami debris retrieved
  • OpposingViews.com (March 12) – Debris Still Washing Up Shores of Hawaii Two Years After Japan Tsunami
  • Fox 2 KFWV (March 11) – Japan’s tsunami debris slamming Hawaii’s beaches
  • MetroNewsCanada (March 11) – Tsunami debris could bring invasive species to Vancouver Island o
  • MyNorthwest.com (March 11) – Japanese tsunami debris not nearly as bad as predicted on second anniversary of quake
  • The Associated Press (March 11) - 2 years after Japan tsunami, debris spreads in U.S.
  • Huffington Post Canada (March 11) – Japan tsunami debris creeps up on BC coast 2 years later
  • KPTV (March 11) – Tsunami dock now on display in Newport
  • Boise State Public Radio (March 11) – Hard to Measure if 2011 Japan Tsunami Changed Preparedness on NW Coast
  • Digital Journal (March 11) – Unseen dangers from Japanese tsunami may linger for decades
  • Daily Mail (March 11) – Japanese Tsunami 2011: Debris washes up in Hawaii two years after disaster
  • The Associated Press (March 11) – Japan’s tsunami debris spreads around the world
  • Bangkok Times (March 11) – Floating tsunami trash to be a decades-long headache
  • MotherNatureNetwork (March 11) – On 2 year anniversary, tsunami debris still washing ashore
  • MetroNews Canada (March 11) – B.C. filmmakers aim to trace tsunami debris back to Japan
  • MetroNews Canada (March 11) – Tsunami debris still drifting toward British Columbia
  • The Province (March 11) – Coastal brace for expected spike in tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (March 9) – Two years after Japan tsunami, debris spreads across west coast of North America
  • KXRO Newsradio (March 5) – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to Hold Tweetchat on Tsunami Debris
  • KHON2 (March 4) – Experts target tsunami debris to keep out invasive species
  • MENAFN.COM (March 4) – Japan providing funds and plan to aid cleanup of tsunami debris
  • Peninsula Daily News (March 3) – Removal of beached dock from Japanese tsuami set — but depends on weather, tides
  • Oregon Coast Beach Connection (March 3) – Workshops Teach Oregon Coast Residents How to Deal with Tsunami Debris
  • KHON2 (March 2) – Tsunami debris inches closer to Hawaii
  • The Japan Times (March 2) – Tsunami dock to be hauled off U.S. beach
  • Coos Bay World (March 2) – Help Washed Ashore make tsunami art
  • Forks Forum (March 1) – Tsunami debris meeting set for ONRC
  • San Luis Obispo Tribune (March 1) – Volunteers to hunt for tsunami debris at Montana de Oro

February 2013

  • BeachConnection.net (February 27) – Oregon Coast Tsunami Debris Cleanups in March Need Volunteers
  • Coos Bay World (February 27) – Want to help with tsunami debris?
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser (February 25) – More tsunami debris closing in on isle shores
  • West Hawaii Today (February 25) – Tsunami debris is symposium focus
  • BeachConnection.net (February 24) – S. Oregon Coast Derelict Boat Removed — May Be Tsunami Debris
  • The Asoosciated Press (February 24)  – Kauai residents report spike in tsunami debris on beaches
  • The Associated Press (February 23) – Derelict 30-foot boat removed from Horsfall Beach near Coos Bay
  • Fox12 Oregon (February 22) – Boat in Coos Bay beach
  • Forks Forum (February 22) – Film on search for tsunami debris screening at Peninsula College Forks
  • The Associated Press (February 21) – Kauai residents report spike in tsunami debris
  • KCOY (February 20) - More Japanese Tsunami Debris Could be Arriing on Central Coast
  • Environmental News Service (February 18) – Oregon Welcomes Japanese Tsunami Debris Activists
  • KHON2 (February 18) – Boat among latest confirmed debris to hit Hawaii
  • Bellingham Herald (February 17) – Paddlers bring film, tsunami discoveries to Grand Cinema
  • KHON2 (February 16) – Possible tsunami debris thrashes along Makapuu Beach
  • MENAFN.com (February 16) – NOAA declares tsunami waste a ‘severe marine debris event’
  • Longview Daily News (February 15) – New designation means expanded federal role in tsunami debris cleanup
  • The Province (February 13) – Coastal communities brace for tsunami debris surge
  • CTV Vancouver Island (February 13) – Uclelet creat home-grown tsunami debris response plan
  • Hawaii News Now (February 13) – Large boat found on North Shore may be tsunami debris
  • ClaimsJournal.com (February 7) – Scientists: Boat on Oregon Shore Likely Tsunami Debris
  • KPUA-AM 670 (February 8) – Hawaii offers grants for tsunami debris removal
  • Honolulu Civil Beat (February 7) – Get Paid to Remove Japanese Tsunami Debris
  • HeraldNet (February 7) – Vessel washed ashore in Oregon taken to landfill
  • KLCC-FM (February 6) – Boat Washred Ashore near Newport Possible Tsunami Debris
  • Examiner.com (February 6) – Buoy confirmed off Hawaii as tsunami debris; more debris, boat hits Oregon coast
  • Motherboard (Febuary 6) – This Year, More japanese Debris Will Wash Up on U.S. Shores Than Ever Before
  • North Country Public Radio (Febrary 6) – Tsunami Debris on Alaksa’s Shores Like ‘Standing in Landfill’
  • Oregon Coast Beach Connection (February 5) – More Tsunami Debris Found on Oregon Coast: 30-foot Vessel
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (February 5) – Boat that washed ashore at Gleneden appears to be tsunami debris
  • Portland Oregonian (February 5)  – Tsunami debris: Boat washes ashore, this time near Gleneden Beachat
  • Alaska Daily News (February 4) – Tsunami-launched polystyrene foam on southcentral beaches called disastrous
  • Examiner.com (February 3) – Tsunami debris washed up on Ocean Shores beaches

January 2013

  • Northwest News Network (January 31)  – Possible Tsunami Debris, Metail Pipe Found On Wash. Coast
  • KXRO Newsradio (January 31) – More Possible Tsunami Debris Found Along Washington Coast
  • Thegardenisland.com (January 31) – Possible tsunami debris found off Nohili Point
  • Alaaska Public Radio Network (January 30) – Tsunami Debris Problem Gets Worse in Alaska, with Little Cleanup Funding In Sight
  • The Associated Press (January 30) – Is it tsunami debris? Large pipe washes ashore on NW coast
  • Chinook Observer (January 29) – More possible tsunami debris recovered near Seaview
  • CTV Vancouber Island (Janaury 28) - Japanese debris on northern Vancouver Island
  • Globe and Mail (January 28) – Tsunami debris litters B.C. beaches
  • Updated News (January 28) – Japanese Fishing Boat Latest Tsunami Debris to Hit B.C.
  • Dedoded Science (January 25) – Rafting Across the Pacific: Invasive Species Coming to North America with Debris from Japan Tsunami
  • The Associated Press (January 24) – Oregon’s Tsunami Dock Must Be Trimmed for New Home
  • Albany Democrat-Herald (January 23) – Contractor changes plans, won’t haul tsunami debris over Newport bridge
  • KHON2 (January 18) – Possible Japan tsunami debris found on Oahu’s North Shore
  • Fox News (January 18) – Fridge & Other Tsunami Debris Wash Ashore in Hawaii
  • Japan Times (January 18) – West Coast tsunami dock from Aomori
  • KXRO Newsradio (January 18) – Dock on Washington Coast Confirmed Tsunami Debris
  • Huffington Post (January 18) – Hawaii Tsunami Debris: Fridge Parts and Oyster Buoys from Japan Wash Ashore on Oahu and Kauai
  • Japan Daily Press (January 17) – 2011 Japan tsunami debris washes ashore in Hawaii
  • Northwest Public Radio  (January 17) – Dock Confirmed As Tsunami Debris; Salvage Bids Requested
  • Cannon Beach Gazette (January 17) – Editor’s Note: Adventures in Marine Debris
  • KOMO News (January 17) – Dock on Wash. coast confirmed as tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (January 16) – Suspected tsunami debris found
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (January 14) – Japanese Tsunami debris hotline
  • The Asahi Shimbun (January 12) – Misawa pier becomes slimy celebrity on Oregon beach
  • The B-Town Blog (January 8) – PHOTOS: Dock Washed Up on Burien Beach Most Likely NOT Tsunami Debris
  • KPIC.com (January 8) – Mney starting to flow in for tsunami cleanup efforts
  • Macleans.ca (January 8) – Clean up plan in the works for Japan tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (January 7) – Biologists confirm Japanese species on dock debris
  • KPLU-FM (January 6) – Tsunami debris dock decontaminated; removal poses next problem
  • Bellingham Herald (January 6) – Sea Grant program specialist talks about debris washing onto coast
  • The Associated Press (January 5) – West Coast prepares for more tsunami debris in winter
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (January 5) – Tsunami debris on Washington beach yields 400 pounds of organic material
  • Daily Astorian (January 4) – Debris makes a mess of paradise
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting (January 3) – EarthFix Conversations: Patrolling Washington’s Roadless Coast By Kayak For Tsunami Debris
  • Vancouver Sun (January 3) – Smartphone app aims to track tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (January 2) – Agencies planning next move for dock washed ashore near Forks, may be tsunami debris
  • Huffington Post Canada (January 2) – New Coastbuster App Tracks Japanese Tsunami Debris in B.C.
  • The Associated Press (January 2) – California Beachcombers To Look For Tsunami Debris
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser (January 2) – Boat in Kahana Bay is tsunami debris from Japan, state says
  • Honolulu Civic Beat  (January 2) – Japan Tsunami Debris Threatens Hawaii But Cleanup Money Is Lacking

December 2012

  • The Associated Press (December 31) – Wash. dock resembles one from Japan found in Ore.
  • PoliticalNews.me (December 31) – Murkowski Votes for Alaska’s Fisheries, Coastal Relief
  • French Tribune (December 29) – Washington dock seems to be piece of tsunami debris from Japan: says an examiner
  • Boise State Public Radio (December 28) – Doezens of Japanese Coastal Species Hitched Ride on Floating Dock
  • Huffington Post (December 28) – Washington Tsunami Debris: Olympic Peninsula Dock Looks Just Like One in Oregon, Scientist Says
  • KMAS Newsradio 1030 AM (December 28) – No Invasive Species Found On Dock Near Forks
  • Yakima Herald Republic (December 28) – First look at dock from tsunami shows no invasive species
  • CBC Canada (December 28) – More Japanese tsunami debris to reach B.C. coast
  • The Cordova Times (December 28) – Coast Guard bill takes toward tsunami debris cleanup
  • Peninsula Daily News (December 27) – Dock believed from tsunami shows no invasive marine species
  • Access Washington (December 27) – State and federal agencies continue to monitor dock that washed ashore on Olympic Park National Park coastline
  • The Associated Press (December 27) – West Coast Girds For More Tsunami Debris in Winter
  • Maui Now (December 26) – Invasive Species Arrive with Possible Tsunami Debris
  • Castanet.com (December 26) – Tsunami debris online
  • Honolulu Civil Beat (December 26) – Barnacle Covered Boat Found Off Oahu Could Be Tsunami Debris
  • The Inquisitr (December 26) – Tsunami Debris From Japan’s Coast Littering  Beaches on West Coast
  • The Associated Press (December 26) – West Coast Girds For More Tsunami Debris This Winter
  • KITV (December 26) – Boat could be latest debris from Japan Tsunami
  • Salem Statesman-Review (December 26) – 2012 Review: Tsunami debris comes ashore
  • KHON2 (December 24) – Boat found of Punaluu shoreline could be tsunami debris
  • Hawaii News Now (December 24) – Punalu’u family wants to keep piece of possible tsunami debris
  • Peninsula Daily News (December 24) – Tsunami debris film to return to Peninsula
  • The Associated Press (December 23) – Dock washes ashore on Washington coast
  • Peninsula Daily News (December 23) – Are there invaders on the flotsam from Japan? Lab analysis will find out
  • The Associated Press (December 22) – Hawaii officials make plans for tsunami debris cleanup
  • Forks Forum (December 22) – Crew reaches beached dock on Olympic National Park shoreline
  • Globaltvbc.com (December 22) – British Columbians advised to be careful around tsunami debris: environment minister
  • The Associated Press (December 21) – Washington dock: Reaching remote debris site a challenge
  • Waste & Recycling News (December 21) – Another possible dock from Japanese tsunami arrives on West Coast
  • The Associated Press (December 21) – No sign of invasive species, yet, from tsunami debris dock that washed ashore at Newport
  • Peninsula Daily News (December 21) – Researchers take marine life samples from Japanese dock that washed up on remove Olympic National Park beach
  • The Associated Press (December 21) – Tsunami debris inspectors inconvenienced by rough seas
  • The Associated Press (December 21) – Coast Guard: Large Dock Washes Ashore on Washington Coast
  • KXRO Newradio (December 20) – Weather Prevents Crews from Reaching Possible Tsunami Debris
  • Q13Fox (December 20) – Japanese writing found in dock beached on Washington coast
  • The Associated Press (December 20) – Officials checking dock ashore in Washington
  • Vancouver Sun (December 20) – Japanese tsunami debris continues to trickle ashore in Pacific Northwest
  • The Associated Press (December 20) – Experts checking possible tsunami dock on WA. beach
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting  (December 19) – Storm Is Keeping Wash. Tsunami Debris Crews Away From Dock Site
  • Insurance Journal (December 19) – Officials Tracking Debris Off Washington Coast
  • Seattle Times (December 19) – Large dock washes up on Olympic National Park shore
  • KPAX-TV/CNN (December 19) – Masssive dock washes ashore on national park beach
  • The Associated Press (December 19) – Storm prevents crews from reaching beached dock
  • Forks Forum (December 19) – Search underway on coast for tsunami dock
  • KPLU-FM 88.5 (December 19) – Oregon At Odds With Federal Government Over Japanese Tsunami Gift
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer (December 19) – Conditions too dangers to examine dock from Japanese tsunami ashore at LaPush
  • Examiner.com (December 19) – Large dock, possible tsunami debris washes up on Washington coast
  • NBC News (December 19) – Dock, possible debris from Japan tsunami, washes up in Washington state
  • KBKW Newstalk 1450 (December 19) – Officials Working to Identify Large Dock That Washed Ashore Near Forks
  • Japan Daily News (December 19) – Large dock washes up on Washington state coast, may be debris from tsunami
  • Peninsula Daily News (December 19) – Large dock — tsunami wreckage? — washes up on Olympic National Park beach
  • Seattle Times (December 18) – Large dock washes up on Olympic National Park shore
  • Chinook Observer (December 18) – Cantell praises tsunami-debris law
  • NBC News (December 18) – Tsunami debris? Whatlooked like large dock vanishes ff Northwest coast
  • Daily Astorian (December 18) – Governor signs Oregon’s tsunami readiness plan
  • Eureka Times-Standard/Redwood Times (December 18) – Tsunami debris or not tsunami debris?; proposed aid package includes money for coastal cleanups
  • Seaside Signal (December 18) – Weekend storm brings potential tsunami debris to west coast
  • Radio Austrialia (December 18) – Japan helps fund tsunami debris cleanup in US
  • Alaska Dispatch (December 17) – Alaksa ships may have to dodger large pieces of tusnami debris
  • KMTR.com (December 17) – Officials tracking tsunami debris off Washington coast
  • Insurance Journal (December 17) – Biologist: Tsunami Debris Overwhelming in Spots in Alaska
  • North Adams Transcript (December 16) – Williams College’s maritime studies program given $200k National Science Foundation grant to study of tsunami debris
  • Portland Oregonian (December 16) – Washington officials report floating dock similar to previous tsunami debris
  • Seattle Times (December 16) – Floating dock spotted off Grays Harbor may be tsunami debris
  • KGW.com (December 15) – Japan tsunami debris headed for Wash. coast
  • Cordova Times (December 15) – Begich seeks $15 million for tsunami debris cleanup
  • The Associated Press (December 13) – Federal Aid Package Includes Money for Marine Debris
  • PlasticsNews.com (December 11) – NBC reports on tsunami debris hitting Hawaii
  • KQED (December 10) – Reporting Tsunami Debris by Smartphone as it Drifts Toward California
  • Civil Beat (December 7) – Alaska Senator Seeks $15M for Tsunami Debris
  • Maritime Journal (December 5) – Tsunami Debris Funds
  • Boise State Public Radio (December 6) – Lull or Tail End Of Japanese Tsunami Debris?
  • Insurance Journal (December 6) – Hawaii Finds Boat That May Be Tsunami Debris
  • Maui TV News (December 5) – Grounded Boat Off O’ahu Likely Tsunami Debris
  • Honolulu Civil Beat (December 5) – Japanese Boat Found in Kahana Bay Could Be Tsunami Debris
  • Honolulu Star Advertiser (December 4) – State officials investigate whether washed-up boat is tsunami debris
  • KHON2 (December 4) – DNLR: Boat recovered at Kahana Bay could be Japan tsunami debris
  • Daily Astorian (December 4) – Washington Marine Debris Task Force to hold public meeting on tsunami debris response plan
  • Examiner.com (December 2) – More possible tsunami debris, Japanese fishing boat washes ashore on Hawaiian island
  • NBC News (December 2) – Japan tsunami debris heads for Hawaii beach that’s already an ocean dumping ground
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser (December 1) – State removes possible tsunami debris from Kahana Bay

November 2012

  • Hawaii News Now (November 30) – Small Japanese fishing boat washes ashore at Kahana Bay, possible tsunami debris
  • Anchorage Daily News (November 30) – App lets beachcombers help track tsunami debris
  • Portland Oregonian (November 30) — Japanese government gives $5 million to U.S. for tsunami debris removal
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (November 30) – Japanese government gifts $5 million for tsunami debris cleanup in U.S.
  • Goldstream News Gazette (November 30) – Tracking tsunami debris in the hands of citizens
  • The Associated Press (November 30) – Japan donates millions for US tsunami debris cleanup
  • Huffington Post Canada (November 29) – Tsunami Debris Smartphone App Developed
  • CTV Vanouver Island (November 29) – Calling Citizen Scientists: New app monitors tsunami debis
  • Alaska Dispatch (November 27) – Japan’s floating junkyard approaches North America
  • Salon (November 26) – Floating junkyard, straight ahead!
  • Daily Astorian (November 22) – Japanese tsunami debris may be a treasure trove for North Coast
  • The Province (November 21) – Ottawa must set aside money to manage tsunami debris: MP
  • The Province (November 21) – More federal money needed for tsunami-debris cleanup, says NDP MP
  • Insurance Journal (November 20) – Tsunami Debris Reported Closer to Washington Coast
  • Redwood Times (November 20) – Possible tsunami debris found on local beach
  • Peninsula Daily News (November 19) – Worst of storm over, but rains to persist — hastening tsunami debris
  • MyNorthwest.com (November 19) – Tsunami debris still heading to Washington coast
  • HeraldNet (November 19) – Tsunami debris is late, but it’s still on its way
  • Seattle Times (November 18) – Public meeting coming up next month to discuss dealing with debris from Japan tsunami
  • Access Washington (November 15) – Washington Marine Debris Task Force holding public meeting on tsunami debris response plan
  • KBOI-TV/KTOI-TV (November 14) – More Japanese Tsunami Debris Could Soon Wash Ashore
  • Northwest Cable News (November 13) – Winds may bring more tsunami debris to Ore.
  • Port Angeles Daily News (November 13) – Tsunami debis film screenings sell out quickly on peninsula
  • Port Angeles Daily News (November 13) – Sequim man: Volunteers not enough for tsunami debris onslaught
  • Big Island Now (November 12) – NOAA: Japan Tsunami Debris Still Expected
  • The Japan Times (November 11) – 33,000 tons of debris to land in June
  • Beaumont Enterprise/Daily Astorian (November 10) – Crew cleans up debris on Washington peninsula
  • Asahi Shimbun (November 10) – 30,000 tons of tsunami debris to hit North American shores by June
  • Hawaii News Now (November 9) – In the Pacific, just one word: plastics
  • Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News (November 3) – Tsunami debris plan to be heard this week in Port Angeles
  • Prince Rupert Northern View (November 3) – Regional district still waiting for government solution to address tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press and KPLU FM-88.5 (November 2) – Resurgence of tsunami debris likely; Washington finally has plan
  • KMAS Newsradio AM 1030 (November 2) – Marine Debris Task Force Invites Public To Meetings On Tsunami Debris
  • Centralia Chronicle (November 2) – More Tsunami Debris Expected on Washington Beaches

October 2012

September 2012

  • Alaska Public Radio Network (September 12) – Japan Gives US, Canada $6 Million For Tsunami Cleanup
  • Examiner.com (September 12) – U.S., Canada to recieve $6 million from Japan for tsunami debris cleanup
  • San Jose Mercury News (September 12) – Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday: Will Volunteers Find Japanese Tsunami Debris?
  • Alaskan Native News (September 11) – Japan Announces Contribution to North American Tsunami Clean-Up Efforts
  • Contra Costa Times (September 10) – Will California Coast Clean-Up Volunteers find Debris from Tsunami?
  • UK Telegraph (September 5) – Japan to Help Canada and the US Clean Up Tsunami Debris
  • Huffington Post Canada (September 4) – Japan Debris Disposal to be Paid for by Japan, According to Nikkei.com Website
  • KPLU 88.5/NPR (September 4) – Japan Offers to Contribute to Tsunami Debris Cleanup
  • CBCNews (September 3) – Japan to Help Pay for Tsunami Debris Cleanup

August 2012

  • Deep Sea News (August 14) – How wind blown Japanese tsunami debris may move across Pacific
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (August 13) – Oregon groups to organize tsunami debris volunteers
  • CBC Canada (August 8) – Pacific Ocean garbage mostly from home, not Japanese tsunami
  • Portland Oregonian (August 11) – Anglers, boaters are on the frontline of the tsunami debris
  • NBC Bay Area (August 10) – Tsunami Debris Lands on Pacific Coast
  • Nanaimo News (August 11) – Tsunami debris is a small part of growing problem of floating trash
  • MetroNews Canada (August 9) – Tsunami debris highlights growth of Pacific trash vortex
  • KTOO News (August 9) – Coastal overflights finding styrofoam on beaches
  • Westerly News (August 9) – Locals and visitors encouraged to help with tsunami debris
  • The Province (August 9) – Tragedy opens eyes to ocean trash
  • CBC (August 9) – Pacific Ocean garbage mostly from home, not from Japan tsunami
  • GlobalBC (August 8) – Tall ship tracking tsunami debris stops in Richmond
  • News 1130 (August 8) – Task force needed to pick up debris in our oceans
  • RTT News (August 8) – Japan, US NGOs To Cooperate on Driving Tsunami Debris
  • Epoch Times (August 7) – Ship Tracking Tsunami Debris, Ocean Trash Makes Stop in BC
  • Richmond Review (August 7) – Tsunami debris tracked by tall ship
  • Northwest News Network (August 7) – Tsunami Debris Clean-Up Costs Mounting in NW
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (August 6) – Tsunami dock removal is not end of debris issue
  • San Diego News 10 (August 6) – Scientists Conerned About What May Be On Tsunami Debris
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (August 6) – Task force provides update on tsunami debris cleanup efforts
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (August 6) – Tsunami debris task force to hold second meeting today
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting (August 6) – Final Chunk Of Tsunami Debris Hauled Away
  • Politicalnews.me (August 6) – Murkowski Urges Federal Action on Tsunami Debris
  • Oregon Coast Beach Connection (August 6) – Oregon Coast Officials Need Help for Tsunami Debris Mess on Netarts Spit
  • Japan Times (August 6) – NGOs team up on tsunami debris
  • ABC Online (August 5) – US braces for Fukushima debris
  • Eugene Register-Guard (August 4) – Groups form team to clean up tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (August 3) – Salvage Team Makes First Cut Through Tsunami Debris
  • Seaside Signal (August 3) – Task Force on Japanese Tsunami Debris to meet Aug. 6
  • North Coast Citizen (August 3) – CART steps up to lead the effort to recycle tsunami debris
  • KPBS-FM (August 3) – Tsunami Debris May Carry Plant, Animal Invaders
  • KPTV (August 2) – Crews separate first piece of tsunami dock on Agate Beach
  • Eugene Register-Guard (August 2) – Oregon tsunami dock’s removal runs into problems
  • KOIN-TV (August 2) – Tsunami dock removal ‘ahead of schedule’
  • The Associated Press (August 2) – Tsunami debris: Oregon workers begin slicing up Japanese dock
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (August 2) – Japanese dock dismantling continues today
  • Seaside Signal (August 1) – Bonamici co-authors “Marine Debris Emergency Act”
  • KPTV (August 1) – Workers begin to dismantle tsunami dock on Oregon coast
  • Alaska Public Radio Network (August 1) – Marine Debris Program Funding Bill Held Up In Senate
  • KDRV-TV (August 1) – Tsunami Dock Demolition Begins
  • Portland Oregonian (August 1) – Suzanne Bonamici to speed up federal payments for removing tsunami debris
  • KPTV (August 1) – Tsunami dock removal to begin along Oregon coast
  • The Associated Press (August 1) – State sets up tsunami debris website
  • Umpqua Post (August 1) – Groups joint to process tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (August 1) – State of Alaska Sets Up Tsunami Debris Website
  • The Associated Press (August 1) – Crews to start removing tsunami debris dock from Ore. beach

July 2012

  • Yourasaskalink.com (July 30) – Federal Funding Assists in Tsunami Debris Cleanup
  • The Associated Press (July 30) – Coast states get up to $50,000 for tsunami debris aid
  • North County Times (July 30) – Chatfield: Debris wave headed at us
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (July 29) – Japan dock set to be dismantled Wednesday
  • The Associated Press (July 29) – City to create dock memorial
  • Big News Network (July 29) – NOAA Predictions for Tsunami Debris Arrival at Oregon Coast: When, How Big?
  • Olympia Olympian (July 28) – Newport to save piece of tsunami dock as memorial
  • KHON-TV (July 28) – Hawaii gets tsunami debris money
  • Voice of America (July 27) – Massive Tsunami Debris Highlights Problem of Trashed Oceans
  • Seaside Signal (July 26) – Debris dock removal at Agate Beach changed to Aug. 1
  • The Associated Press (July 26) – No new sightings of barge drifting off WA coast
  • Canada.com (July 26) – Local officials optimistic about tsunami response assistance
  • KMAS Newsradio 1030 (July 26) – Possible Tsunami Debris
  • South Lincoln County News (July 24) – Oregon Marine Debris Team Forms
  • Vancouver Columbian/KWBW (July 24) – Offiicals watch possible tsunami borne barge off coast
  • KXRO Newsradio (July 24) – Large metal barge floating off Grays Harbor coast
  • Examiner (July 24) – Possible Japan tsunami debris, large barge being monitored near Washington coast
  • Islands Weekly (July 24) – Tsunami debris keeps coming
  • The Associated Press (July 24) – Tsunami debris off WA coast may be barge
  • Newstalk 1450 KBKW (July 23) – Tsunami Debris Spotted Lingering 25 Miles Off Washington Coast
  • Anchorage Press (July 23) – Help for coastal debris on the way, sort of
  • NBC  San Diego (July 23) – CleanupVolunteers Prepare for Tsunami Debris
  • Queen Charlotte Islands Observer (July 23) – Tsunami debris concerns regional district
  • NBC San Diego (July 23) – Cleanup  Volunteers Prepare for Tsunami Debris
  • World Fishing (July 22) – NOAA announces marine debris cleanup funding
  • KLCC-FM (July 22) – NOAA Gives OR Grant for Tsunami Cleanup
  • UT San Diego (July 22) – First wave of tsunami debris reaches coast
  • Examiner (July 21) – Dock from Japanese tsunami to be removed from Oregon beach
  • HalfMoonBayPatch (July 21) – Japanese Tsunami Debris Washes Up on Monterey Bay Beach
  • Cordova Times (July 20) – NOAA grants for tsunami debris cleanup total $250,000
  • Wentworth Courier (July 20) – Tsunami debris and Garbage Patch presentation
  • Victoria Times Colonist (July 20) – Preparation key for tsunami debris, minister says
  • Astoria Astorian (July 19) – Garbage Gang helps volunteers clean up beach
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (July 19) – Oregon, other states, request more money for tsunami cleanup
  • UT San Diego (July 19) – First wave of tsunami debris hits coast
  • Fontana Herald News (July 19) – Phil’s Findings: After tsunami in Japan, motorcycle floats all the way to Canadian beach
  • NRDC Swithcboard (July19) – Debris from Japan’s Tsunami: Some Helpful  Info Courtesy of NOAA
  • Westerly News (July 19) – Minister en route to discuss tsunami debris
  • Trade Only Today (July 19) – NOAA hands out marine debris grants
  • Coast River Business Journal (July 19) – Governors ask President Obama for additional tsunami debris cleanup assistance
  • CKNW AM 980 (July 18) – No talk of Enbridge after BC and Federal Environment Ministers Meet
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel (July 18) – Santa Cruz: Tsunami debris found again
  • Boise State Public Radio (July 18) – Northwest Lawmakers Upset With NOAA
  • Bay Area Indymedia (July 18) – First Tsunami Debris Found on Santa Cruz Beach
  • KTOO 104.3 FM (July 18) – Pacific Lost and Found: Tsunami Debris Project curated online
  • Japan Times (July 18) – NOAA grants $250,000 to five states for tsunami debris cleanup
  • Homer Tribune (July 18) – Begich disappointed with funding
  • Alaska Disptach (July 18) – Alaska to receive $50,000 grant for tsunami debris cleanup
  • KTOO 104.3FM (July 18) – Search for tsunami debris moves north
  • KXL 101FM (July 18) – Tsunami hotline numbers busy
  • Eugene Register-Guard (July 18) – Feds providing $250k for tsunami debris removal
  • The Associated Press (July 18) – NOAA providing $250,000 for tsunami debris removal
  • KTOO 104FM (July 17) – Senators Say More Money Needs to be Allocated for Tsunami Debris Cleanup
  • KMAS Newsradio AM-1030 (July 17) – Tsunami Cleanup Money
  • Northwest Public Radio (July 17) – Northwest Lawmakers Say Tsunami Debris Grants Not Enough
  • Chinook Observer (July 17) – Late local input on state  debris plan
  • Capitola-SoquelPatch (July 17) – Japanese Tsunami Debris Washes up in Aptos
  • Portland Oregonian (July 17) – NOAA’s $50,000 for Oregon tsunami cleanup is a small share of projected costs
  • Noozhawk.com (July 17) – California to Receive $50,000 Federal Grant to Fund Tsunami Debris Removal
  • KDRV-TV (July 17) – Update on Tunami Cleanup for Oregon and California
  • The Japan Times (July 17) – NOAA grants $250,000 to five states for tsunami debris cleanup
  • KTUU-TV (July 17) – Alaska Gets Federal Grant for Tsunami Debris Cleanup
  • KMXT 100.1FM (July 17) – Inland Trails Network Seeing Flood of Tsunami Debris
  • The Capital Column (July 17) – NOAA will offer $250,000 in grants to states impacted by Tsunami debris
  • Alaska Native News (July 17) – NOAA Marine Debris Funding Announced, Senator Begich disappointed
  • KGMI Newstalk 790 (July 17) – Washington Among Five States To Get Help For Tsunami Debris
  • Sewardcity News (July 16) – Feds Offer Minimal Tsunami Debris Help
  • KING5 News (July 16) – Washington among 5 states to get help for tsunami debris
  • q13fox.com (July 16) – Washington state getting $50,000 in federl funds for tsunami debris cleanup
  • Updated News (July 16) – U.S. Offers States Cash for Tsunami Cleanup
  • Tillamook Headlight Herald (July 16) – Online photo spurs tsunami debris search
  • KOIN-TV (July 16) – Coast Guard: ‘No evidence of second dock’
  • The Associated Press (July 16) – Federal agency providing $250K for 5 states as they deal with Japanese tsunami debris
  • KVAL-TV (July 16) – Facebook misunderstanding about photo causes quite a stir
  • KPTV Fox 12 (July 16) – Misunderstanding blamed for tsunami debris false alarm
  • Astoria Astorian (July 16) – Beach cleanup set for Tuesday
  • Prince Rupert Northern View (July 16) – B.C. Minister of Environment visits Haida Gwaii to see Japanese tsunami debris first hand
  • Seaside Signal (July 15) – NOAA allocates $250,000 for tsunami debris cleanup efforts
  • Northwest Cable News (July 15) – Tsunami debris still washing up in Oregon
  • News 1130 (July 15) – Could tsunami debris kill more marine animals?
  • Tacoma News Tribune (July 13) – Tsunami was unavoidable; trash choking oceans isn’t
  • Hawaii News Now (July 13) – Scientists spot tsunami debris
  • Oregon Coast Beach Connection (July 13) – Oregon Officials Need More Volunteers to Patrol, Clean the Coast of Tsunami Debris
  • CBC News (July 13) – Tsunami debris extensive under Pacific’s surface
  • The Associated Press (July 13) – Makah National officials think increased debris could be from Japanese tsunami
  • Fox 5 San Diego (July 13) – Possible Tsunami Debris Washes Ashore
  • CBS San Francisco (July 12) – Sonoma Man Thinks Coastal Find Drifted From Japan’s Tsunami
  • Asahin Shimbum (July 11) – Alaska Bay: Nonprofit strives to clean up Japanese tsunami debris
  • Chinook Observer (July 11) – Researcher predicts ‘slow trickle’ of tsunami debris
  • Homer News (July 11) – Tsunami find
  • MSNBC (July 11) – Tsunami debris joins growing pile of refuse in Pacific
  • Coast Explorer Magazine (July 11) – Japanese Tsunami Debris Arriving on Oregon and Washington Coast
  • The Guardian (July 11) – Debris from Japan tsunami extends 2,000 miles across Pacific
  • ABC News (July 11) – Pacific Voyage Finds a Sea of Floating Tsunami Debris
  • News 1130 (July 11) – Debris from tsunami in Japan still washing up on our coast
  • Capital City Weekly (July 11) – Fish factor: Tsunami debris cost, quantity uncertain
  • Daily Mail (July 11) – All aboard the garbage cruise
  • KXL-FM 101 (July 11) – SOLV has Plan for Tsunami Debris
  • Beachconnection.net (July 10) – Help for Tsunami Debris Cleanup Needed This Weekend on N. Oregon Coast
  • KPTV (July 9) – Tsunami debris causing economic boon
  • Vancouver Sun (July 9) – Tsunami debris will likely have to be taken off Haida Gwaii, minister says
  • CBC News (July 9) – B.C. minister tours Haida Gwaii, surveys tsunami damage
  • CBC News (July 9) – B.C. forms task force for tsunami debris cleanup
  • Coast River Business Journal (July 9) – Cannon Beach citizens pick up tsunami debris to stay a “top beach”
  • The Associated Press/Grays Harbor Daily World (July 7)  Report tsunami debris in WA to 1-855-WACOAST
  • E The Environmental Magazine/Pottstown Mercury (July 7) – What’s the environmental impact of tsunami debris?
  • KATU-TV (July 6) - Beach cleanup crew picks up tons of trash, find tsunami debris
  • Santa Rosa Press-Democrat (July 6) – Beach walkers keeping eye out for tsunami debris
  • KOMO-TV (July 6) – Wash. state sets up tsunami hotline for large debris
  • Northwest Cable News/The Associated Press (July 6) – Find big tsunami debris? Call or email
  • Tacoma News-Tribune (July 6) – Report tsunami debris in WA to 1-855-WACOAST
  • Longview Daily News (July 6) – Tsunami Debris Hotline
  • KXRO Newsradio (July 6) – State creates toll-free number to report tsunami debris
  • Medford Mail Tribune (July 6) – Drop-off stations set for tsunami debris
  • KPLU-FM (July 5) – Hundreds turn out to clean up Northwest beaches of tsunami, other debris
  • Longview Daily News (July 5) – Hundreds of volunteers clean up trash and debris along beaches
  • Seaside Signal (July 5) – Freezer washes ashore in Lincoln City, could it be tsunami debris?
  • Half Moon Bay Review (July 5) – Agencies prepare to deal with tsunami debris
  • North Coast and Cannon Beach Citizen (July 5) – Oregon forms debris task force
  • South Lincoln County News (July 4) – Dangerous debris?
  • Homer Tribune (July 3) – Tsunami debris surveys underway
  • Alaska Dispatch (July 3) – Tsunami debris widespread in Alaska, but not radioactive, says group
  • Anchorage Daily News (July 3) – Alaska couple finds Japanese boat from tsunami
  • Cordova Times (July 3) – Tsunami debris survey proposes aerial coastline survey
  • SitNews (July 3) – Tsunami debris surveys underway but will cleanup funding arrive in time?
  • The Associated Press (July 3) – Tsunami costs mounting; Gregoire releases $500,000 for cleanup
  • The Associated Press (July 3) – Couple finds debris believed to be from tsunami
  • The Associated Press (July 2) – Lawmakers worry about debris risk to boats
  • KPTV (July 2) – Problems with tsunami debris hotline
  • KOMO-TV/KPIC-TV (July 2) - NW braces for 1.5 million-ton onslaught of tsuanmi debris
  • KRDV-TV (July 2) – Tsunami Debris Meeting On Oregon Coast
  • Seaside Signal (July 2) – Tsunami debris reporting hotline not functioning in parts of Clatsop County
  • KIMA-TV (July 2) – NW braces for 1.5 million-ton onslaught of tsunami debris
  • Astoria Daily Astorian (July 2) – Oregon Sets Up Drop-Off Stations for Tsunami Debris
  • KGMI Newstalk (July 2) – WA Ecology Crews Pick Up Truckloads of Tsunami Debris
  • Coast River Business Journal (July 2) – A wave of tourism
  • KRBD-FM (July 2) – NOAA survey done
  • KGMI Newstalk (July 2) – Northwest Braces For Amazing Onslaught of Tsunami Debris
  • KIRO (July 2) – 1.5 million tons of debris expected from tsunami
  • Infozine.com (July 2) – Environmental risk of Japanese tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (July 2) – Lawmakers worry about tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (July 1) – Ore. lawmakers: tsunami debris endangers boats
  • q13fox.com (July 1) – Lawmakers examining options as tsunami debris problem grows
  • Portland Oregonian (July 1) – Tsunami debris field, a boating and shipping hazard, needs more attention
  • KTVB (July 1) – Shopping, fishing industries worry about tsunami debris

June 2012

  • OPB News (June 30) – Group Debates Need For Tsunami Debris Info
  • KPTV/Associated Press (June 30) – Fishermen, lawmakers worry about tsunami debris and threat to boats
  • Oregon Coast Beach Connection (June 30) – Call 211 for Tsunami Debris on Oregon Beaches; Other Ways to Help
  • Portland Oregonian (June 30) – Fisherman, Oregon officials discuss dangers of tsunami debris at sea
  • KATU (June 30) – “We’re going to be dealing with this for years to come”
  • Eugene Register-Guard (June 30) – State asks help combing beaches
  • The Associated Press (June 30) – Oregon wants to hear from anyone finding tsunami debris on the coast
  • North Coast Citizen (June 29) – Oregon forms debris task force
  • The Associated Press (June 29) – WA crews collect debris from tsunami
  • Portland Oregonian (June 29) – Oregon drop-off sites established
  • Sit News (June 29) – NOAA scientists complete first phase of Alaska marine debris survey
  • Seaside Signal (June 29) – Oregon forms debris task force
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (June 29) – Tsunami debris drop-off sites set on Oregon coast
  • KEZI-TV (June 29) – Drop-Off Sites Established for Tsunami Debris
  • KOMO (June 29) – 70 pickup truck loads of debris removed from state beaches
  • Cannon Beach Gazette (June 29) – Tsunami debris drop-off sites, 211 reporting line open on coast
  • Astoria Daily Astorian (June 29) – Tsunami debris hits Oregon beaches
  • Tillemook Headlight Herald (June 29) – Rep. Boone named to the Oregon Tsunami Debris Task Force
  • Astoria Daily Astorian (June 29) – Governor forms task force for tsunami debris cleanup
  • Eugene Register-Guard (June 29) – State asks public to bring marine debris to collection points
  • The Associated Press (June 29) – Murkowski urges plan for tsunami debris
  • Wenatchee World (June 29) – Oregon sets up hotline for reporting tsunami debris
  • Alaska Native News (June 29) – Murkowski Calls for White House Action on Looming Tsunami Debris
  • Cannon Beach Gazette (June 29) – OPRD Tsunami Debris Frequently Asked Questions
  • Salem Seaside Signal (June 29) – 211 hotline set up to report tsunami debris
  • KTMR-TV (June 29) – Find tsunami debris on the Oregon coast? Call 211
  • Portland Oregonian (June 29) – Tsunami debris triggers wave of concern from Oregon lawmakers
  • Plastics News (June 29) – Researchers say tsunami waste already reaching U.S. shores
  • KBOI-TV (June 29) – Tsunami Debris Hotline Opens
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser (June 29) – Oregon sets up tsunami debris hotline
  • Northwest Public Radio (June 29) – Oregon Sets Out Dumpsters for Tsunami Debris Cleanup
  • Guardian Environment Network (June 29) – Adventurers sail through wave of tsunami debris
  • Bend Bulletin (June 29) – State sets up tsunami debris hotline
  • Seaside Signal (June 29) – Tsunami debris and tourism linked
  • Port Orchard Independent (June 28) – Tsunami debris drifts into area shop
  • Salem-News.com (June 28) – Governor’s Press Conference Addresses Tsunami Debris on Oregon Beaches
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (June 28) – Group to address tsunami debris
  • Monterey County Herald (June 28) – Your Town: Beach survey seeks debris from tsunami
  • Newser.com (June 28) – Oregon creates hotline to report debris from Japanese debris
  • Portland Oregonian (June 28) – Oregon beachgoers: Dial 211 to report tsunami debris
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (June 28) – Only in Oregon: Dog interrupts governor’s press conference
  • Cannon Beach Gazette (June 28) – Caldwel to lead Oregon Tsunami Debris Task Force
  • Bloomberg (June 28) – Moby Dock: Tsunami Debris Washes onto Oregon’s Agate Beach
  • Earthfix (June 28) – Tsunami Dock Species Under the Microscope
  • KTOO-FM 104.3 (June 28) – NOAA crew survives beaches for tsunami debris
  • Westerly News (June 27) – West Coast rallies against national park cuts
  • KMTR (June 27) –  Steel structure washed ashore likely not tsunami debris
  • KCBY (June 27) – General to lead Oregon Tsunami Debris Task Force
  • KING5 (June 27) – Another big piece of suspected Japan tsunami debris washesup inoregon
  • KPIC (June 27) – Large Japanese tsunami debris washes ashore in Coos County
  • Port Townsend Leader (June 27) – Tsunami debris response gears up along Washington coast
  • Queen Charlotte Islands Observer (June 27) – Amount of debris astonishing, aquarium head
  • Astoria Daily Astorian (June 27) – Japanese tsunami debris plan coming soon
  • PBS (June 27) – Invaders Hitch a Ride on Tsunami Debris
  • Vancouver Columbian (June 27) – Letter: Seek assistance from Japan
  • CBC News (June 27) – Tsunami debris fears spark cleanup in U.S. states
  • Seaside Signal (June 27) – Tsunami debris could threaten Seaside clam beds, State tsunami debris task force meets June 28
  • BeachConnection.net (June 27) – Reality of Debris Off Oregon Coast: Spotting It Early Not Likely
  • Salem Statesman-Journal (June 26) – State is right to dismantle dock
  • Anchorage Daily News (June 26) – Government team completes tsunami debris survey
  • CBS Evening News (June 26) – As waves of Japanese tsunami debris reach northwest coast, who will pay for cleanup
  • Chinook Observer (June 26) – State crews, national TV news arrive for tsunami debris
  • KCBY (June 26) – Date set to remove Japanese dock from Oregon beach
  • KGW-TV (June 26) – Teams sent to WA beaches for tsunami debris pickup
  • Cannon Beach Gazette (June 26) – Tsunami debris dock to be removed from Agate Beach July 30
  • KPTV-Fox 5 (June 25) – Dealing with tsunami debris: What’s next?
  • KCOY-TV (June 25) - Tsunami Debris Could be Heading to SLO County
  • Fox News Philadelphia (June 25) – Cleanup costs mount as Japanese tsunami debris washes ashore in US
  • q13fox.com (June 25) – State Ecology Dept. crews search beaches for tsunami debris
  • Portland Oregonian (June 25) – Oregon gears up its tsunami debris response team
  • Tillamook Headlight-Herald (June 25) – FAQs about tsunami debris
  • Astoria Daily Astorian (June 25) – Tsunami debris invades Oregon
  • KXRO Newsradio (June 25) – Crews sent out today to assist with tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (June 25) – WA. Ecology Department cleaning up tsunami debris
  • NPR (June 24) – As Tsunami Debris Crosses Pacific, Dangers Emerge
  • Cordova Times (June 24) – Survey begins for tsunami debris in Southeast Alaska
  • Eugene Register-Guard (June 23) – Deck likely just start of invasive species-carrying debris wave
  • Peninsula Daily News (June 23) – Beach crews will hunt tsunami debris beginning Monday
  • KTVB (June 23) – Shoes swept up in tsunami land on Washington beaches
  • Coos Bay World (June 23) – Summer waves could pile tsunami debris here
  • Vancouver Sun (June 23) – B.C. is wait-and-see over tsunami debris
  • CBS Los Angeles (June 23) – Officials Warn Residents to Avoid Japan Tsunami Debris Washing Up on Coast
  • Channel News Asia (June 23) – Tsunami debris brings invasive species to US shore
  • q13fox.com (June 23) – State’s Invasive Species Council chief: Organisms on Japanese debris are ‘severe’ threat
  • KTHS AM-1220 (June 22) Beachgoers Might Find More Than Shells In The Sand This Summer
  • Longview Daily News (June 22) – Summer of tsunami debris could be dangerous for wildlife, too
  • KVAL (June 22) – What to do if you find tsunami debris covered in marine life?
  • San Luis Obispo Tribune (June 22) – Tsunami debris arriving along SLO County coast?
  • Cal Coast News (June 22) – Tsunami debris reaching Central Coast?
  • Japan Times (June 21) – Japan, U.S., NGOs mull tsunami debris disposal
  • The Associated Press (June 21) – Memorial planned with Ore. tsunami dock
  • Chinook Observer (June 21) – Watch for wildlife in distress as tsunami debris floats in
  • CBC (June 21) – Tsunami debris turning B.C. beaches into ‘landfills’
  • Headlight Herald (June 21) – Tsunami debris disposal plan in works
  • Hispanic Business (June 21) – An Ocean of Concern Over Tsunami Debris
  • KCBY (June 21) – Tsunami debris a disaster in slow motion
  • The Associated Press (June 21) – State seeks tsunami debris help
  • San Diego Union-Tribune (June 21) – Cooperation Key In Dealing With Tsunami Debris
  • KBKW Newstalk 1450 (June 21) – Deputies Locate Reported Tsunami Debris in Pacific County
  • Bellingham Herald (June 21) – Tsunami debris not a great concern for Whatcom County
  • ABC News (June 21) – Tsunami house wreckage found in US
  • Longview Daily News (June 20) – Ore. officials talk to feds about tsunami debris
  • The Durango Herald (June 20) – Lumber is latest possible tsunami debris
  • Longview Daily News (June 20) – More suspected Japanese tsunami debris discovered near Long Beach
  • KPTV (June 20) – Debris found on coast near Long Beach likely not from Japan tsunami
  • The Associated Press (June 20) – Small boat washes ashore on Long Beach peninsula
  • The Associated Press (June 20) – Tsunami debris? Kayakers find possible remains of Japanese house on Washington coast
  • KOMO (June 20) – Another dock washes ashore amid more tsunami debris
  • MSNBC (June 20) – Who foots the bill for cleaning up Japan’s tsunami debris?
  • The Associated Press (June 20) – Small boat washes ashore on Long Beach peninsula
  • The Associated Press (June 20) – C0nsulate: Boat f0und in Washington was lost in tsunami
  • KPLU 88.5FM (June 20) – Tsunami dock to be demolished, removed
  • KING5 (June 20) – Boat debris from Japan tsunami will remain at Cape Disappointment
  • Insurance Journal (June 20) – NOAA In Midst of Tsunami Debris Survey
  • Newser.com (June 20) – Washed Up in Washington: Japanese Home?
  • The Associated Press (June 20) – Japan utility admits flaws worsened tsunami crisis
  • KONP AM1450 (June 20) – Tsunami debris hits Clallam coast?
  • The Columbian (June 20) – In Our View: The Uncertain Storm Nears
  • Port Townsend Leader (June 20) – Editorial: Tsunami debris concerns becoming less worrisome
  • Coast River Business Journal (June 19) – Gov. Gregoire announces state actions to address Japan tsunami debris
  • 790 KMGI Newstalk (June 19) – Debris Found Olympic Peninsula May Be Japanese House
  • 90.9 WBUR (June 19) – As Tsunami Debris Crosses Pacific, Dangers Emerge
  • Peninsula Daily News (June 19) – Houseful of debris found near Cape Flattery traced to Japan
  • Pacifica Tribune (June 19) – Tsunami debris and its arrival on the west coast
  • Newstalk 1450 KBKW (June 19) – Ecology Department Confirms Ilwaco boat to be tsunami debris
  • The News Tribune (June 19) – Editorial: West Coast needs federal help with tsunami debris
  • KGW (June 19) – Vancouver company to remove tsunami dock
  • KATU (June 19) – Boat found on beach confirmed from Japan; plan set to remove dock
  • KGW (June 19) – Boat found beached in Wash. was from Japan
  • Q13fox.com (June 19) – Kayakers find remnants of possible Japanese house in Washington
  • Portland Oregonian (June 19) – Tsunami dock that washed ashore on Oregon beach to be dismantled instead of moved
  • Boise State Public Radio (June 19) – Tsunami Debris That Washes Ashore Tested for Radiation
  • Seaside Signal (June 19) – Likely tsunami debris washes ashore in Pacific City
  • Olympian (June 19) – Washington Governor announces tsunami litter plan
  • Peninsula Daily News (June 19) – Debris found on Neah Bay beach thought to be part of a house
  • The Associated Press (June 19) – Tsunami debris? Kayakers find possible remnants of Japanese home on rugged Washington coast
  • Coast River Business Journal (June 19) – U.S. Representative Bonamici holds meeting on Tsunami debris in Cannon Beach
  • The Associated Press (June 19) – NOAA surveys Alaska beaches for tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (June 19) – Wash. gov says federal help needed with tsunami debris
  • KXRO Newsradio (June 19) – Governor Gregoire says Washington beaches need federal help
  • Asian Scientist Magazine (June 19) – Tsunami Debris From Japan Carries Biological Species To California
  • Spokesman-Review (June 19) – Protecting shoreline from tsunami rubble
  • EarthFix (June 18) – Tsunami Debris That Washes Ashore Tested For Radiation
  • Daily Mail (June 18) – Japanese fishing boat washes up on Washington shore
  • KIRO-TV (June 18) – Gregoire says tsunami cleanup will mostly be volunteer effort
  • Federal Way Mirror (June 18) – Washington outlines plan for Japan tsunami debris
  • Northwest Public Radio (June 18) – Wash. and Oregon Say Federal Dollars Needed To Handle Tsunami Debris
  • KING5-TV (June 18) – Gregoire says fed help needed with tsunami debris
  • Seattle Times (June 18) – WA. Gov. says fed help needed with tsunami debris
  • Daily Astorian (June 18) – Bonamici says debris is ‘wake-up call’
  • KATU (June 18) – Washington politician urges swift passage of marine cleanup bill
  • Spokesman-Review (June 18) – Washington coast awaits tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (June 18) – WA officials planning for more tsunami debris
  • KMAX Newsradio 1030 (June 17) – Tsunami boat?
  • Seattle Times (June 17) – Fishing boat washes ashore, likely from Japan tsunami
  • KOMO News (June 16) – Officials testing possible tsunami boat for invasive species
  • Q13fox.com (June 16) – Washington state allocates funds, coordinates response for tsunami debris
  • Daily Astorian (June 16) – Fishing Boat Treated As Tsunami Debris
  • KHQ-TV (June 16) – Wash. officials checking boat for invasive species
  • KABC-TV (June 16) – Japan nuclear reactor reinstated, more potential tsunami debris found
  • Coos Bay World (June 16) – Got debris?
  • Longview Daily News (June 15) – Segments of Japanese boat wash ashore near Ilwaco
  • KXRO Newsradio (June 15) – Boat found off Pacific County could be tsunami debris
  • KATU (June 15) – Some residents plead for help in tsunami debris cleanup
  • Portland Oregonian (June 15) – Investigation to determine if fishing boat found in SW Washington is part of Japanese tsunami debris
  • Seattle Times (June 15) – Boat washed ashore may be from Japanese tsunami
  • Siuslaw News (June 15) – Think you have found tsunami debris? Here’s what to do
  • Q13fox.com (June 15) – Boat believed to be Japanese tsunami debris washes ashore in Washington
  • KION-TV (June 15) – Ore. officials stress urgency in tsunami debris cleanup plan
  • KING5 News (June 15) - Ship debris possibly from tsunami found near Ilwako
  • The Associated Press (June 15) – Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says federal help needed with tsunami debris
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 15) – State braces for tsunami debris
  • KVAL (June 15) – Coast couple frustrated as tsunami debris piles up
  • RV News Service (June 15) – West coast state parks facing huge expense removing Japanese debris
  • The Associated Press (June 15) – Tsunami Debris Could Carry Invasive Species
  • Q13fox.com (June 14) – Concern grows about Japanese tsunami debris
  • Longview Daily News (June 14) – Tsunami debris means more work for annual Long Beach cleanup events
  • Los Angeles Times (June 14) – Japanese tsunami debris proves dangerous; invasive species found
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 14) – California braces for tsunami debris
  • The Associated Press (June 14) – Tsunami debris litters coast
  • The Associated Press (June 14) – Washed up dock proves a popular attraction
  • Detroit Free Press (June 14) – Unwelcome guests ride debris from tsunami to west coast
  • The Associated Press (June 13) – Tsunami dock: Should it stay or should it go?
  • Washington Post- (June 13) – Visitors flock to the tsunami-tossed deck on Oregon beach but state rejects idea of a memorial site
  • The Associated Press (June 13) – Tsunami debris foam littering Washington coast; basketball returned to Japan
  • Seaside Signal (June 13) – Bonamici to meet with officials about Japan debris clean up in Oregon
  • Seattle Times (June 12) – Coastal debris comes in; cleanup alert goes out
  • KING5 (June 12) – Beachcombers on alert for invasive species from tsunami
  • KATU (June 12) – Officials: Too early to tell if more tsunami debris washed up on coast
  • Associated Press (June 12) – Tsunami dock attracts visitors
  • KBOI-TV (June 11) – Tsunami debris? Beachcombers report interesting finds
  • Eureka Times-Standard (June 11) – Humboldt County Sheriff issues statement on reports of Japanese tsunami debris
  • KIEM-TV (June 11) – NOAA Reporting System for Tsunami Debris
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 11) – California braces for tsunami debris
  • CBS News (June 11) – Invasive species ride tsunami wave to U.S. shore
  • Portland Oregonian (June 11) – Washed up tsunami dock draws more than 10,000 visitors
  • Contra Costa Times (June 10) – U.S. Lacks Plan for Dealing with Tsunami Debris
  • Associated Press (June 10) – Invasive Species Ride Tsunami Debris to US Shore
  • ABC News (June 9) – Japan Tsunami Debris: Under Control or Brink of Disaster?
  • LA Times (June 8) – Group Searches LA Beaches for Tsunami Debris
  • KLCC-FM (June 6) – Possible Tsunami Debris Washes Ashore in Newport
  • CBS Sacramento (June 6) – Dock Washed Ashore In Oregon Has Japanese Writing
  • The Associated Press (June 6) – Large dock with plaque in Japanese washes ashore in Oregon, suspected to be tsunami debris
  • KTVZ (June 6) – Beached Dock on Oregon Coast Appears Japanese
  • Democratic Underground (June 6) – 66-Foot Chuck of Dock With Japanese Signs Washes Ashore On Oregon Beach
  • The Associated Press (June 6) – Official: Washington Flotsam Not Tsunami Debris
  • Bellingham Herald (June 6) – Ocean Shores: Strange debris not likely to be from Japan’s tsunami
  • The Globe and Mail (June 6) – Inspection reveals B.C. beaches a global garbage dump
  • KBKW (June 5) – Latest Coastal Debris May Not Be Tsunami Related
  • The Maui News  (June 3) – No reason to fear debris, NOAA says
  • HQComoxValley.com (June 3) – Tsunami debris bound for BC
  • The  Province (June 1) – Tsunami debris? Go online to find out how to deal with it safely
  • Queen Charlotte Islands Observer (June 1) Premier invited to talk about tsunami debris
  • Global BC (June 1) – Website helps prepare for tsunami debris
  • KTVA (June 1) – Japanese Tsunami Debris Washes Ashore Near Prince William Sound

May 2012

  • Huffington Post (May 31) – Radioactive Tuna In Pacific Raises Questions About Fukushima Severity
  • KGMI (May 31) – Bouy Could Be Tsunami Debris
  • Los Angeles Times (May 30) – Scientists observe ‘tragic experiment’ of tsunami debris
  • KOHD-TV (May 30) – Tsunami Debris From Japan May Hit Oregon Coast Soon
  • Time Newsfeed (May 30) – What the Waves Brought: Japanese Tsunami Debris in North America
  • CBS News (May 29) – Toxic Japanese debris piles up on Alaska’s shore
  • The Associated Press (May 29) – Volunteers will be key in tsunami cleanup efforts
  • WSPA-TV (May 29) – Scientists Predict Debris From Tsunami Will Reach West Coast in October
  • Disaster News Network (May 29) – Tsunami debris includes toxic waste
  • The Associated Press (May 29) – Tsunami debris cleanup to rely on volunteers
  • Peninsula Daily News (May 29) – Port Angeles students tracking sea’s drift
  • KMTR-TV (May 28) – Volunteers to plan role in Oregon tsunami debris
  • Prince Rupert Northern View (May 27) – SQCRD to ask Premier to hire Seine boats to clean up tsunami debris
  • Huffington Post (May 27) – Japan Tsunami Debris Looms Off U.S. Coasts, Raising Environmental Fears
  • Los Angeles Times (May 27) – Japan tsunami debris hitting West Coast
  • Times Colonist (May 27) – Sea change brings Japanese tsunami debris to Victoria shores
  • Toronto Star (May 27) – Does Japanese tsunami debris threaten ocean life?
  • Los Angeles Times (May 27) – The great Pacific garbage reality
  • Disaster News Network (May 26) – Debris from Japanese tsunami comes earlier than expected
  • The Independent (May 26) – Alaska clears up tsunami debris
  • KSEE-TV (May 25) – 1.5 Tons of Debris From Japanese Tsunami About to Hit North America
  • Sacramento News 10 (May 25) – Behind the scenes hunt for tsunami debris
  • San Juan Islander (May 25) – Preparing for the Arrival of Japanese Tsunami Debris on our shorelines
  • Jagran Post (May 25) – Japan tsunami bones to wash up on US coast
  • Democratic Underground (May 24) – Toxic debris will flood Alaska’s shores
  • CNBC (May 24) – Alaskan crews gear up to tackle Japan tsunami debris
  • CBS News (May 24) – Alaska braces for debris from Japan’s tsunami
  • Mother Nature Network (May 24) – Japan tsunami debris looms of U.S. coasts
  • Alaska Dispatch (May 24) – CNN profiles Alaska’s rising tide of tsunami debris
  • KING-TV (May 24) – Beachcomber warning: Mother lode of tsunami debris to come
  • Homer News (May 24) – CACS helps clean up debris
  • The Tokyo Times (May 24) – Alaska to witness ‘unprecedented’ tsunami-debris surge
  • The Japan Daily Press (May 24) – More Japanese tsunami debris reaching shores of Alaska
  • MetroNews Canada (May 23) – Human remains possible among tsunami debris to arrive in B.C.
  • Huffington Post (May 23) – Japan Tsunami Debris: Wreckage Reaching Alaska Surges
  • KGMI AM790 (May 23) – Ocean Expert: Much Tsunami Debris On Beaches This Fall
  • Homer Tribune (May 23) – Help with first wave of tsunami debris
  • KNXV-TV (May 23) – Debris from Japanese tsunami hitting Alaska
  • Courier Mail (May 23) – Tsunami bones ‘set to wash ashore’
  • The Associated Press (May 23) – Oceanographer expects bones in tsunami debris
  • WTAM 1100 (May 23) – Alaska Hit by ‘Unprecedented’ Tsunami Debris
  • HLNTV (May 23) – Big chunks of Japan tsunami debris hit U.S.
  • CNN (May 22) – Flotsam from 2011 Japan tsunami reaches Alaska
  • WNCT (May 22) – Japan’s tsunami debris reaches U.S.
  • CBC (May 22) – Volunteers likely to tackle ‘inundation’ of tsunami debris
  • Claims Journal (May 22) – Alaska Wants More Resources for Tsunami Debris Cleanup
  • KPLU (May 22) – Spy satellites used in search for tsunami debris
  • OC Weekly (May 21) – Four Tons of Floating Weed Discovered Off Dana Point
  • Daily Astorian (May 21) – Let’s not get caught flat-footed
  • The Daily News (May 20) – Coastal communities question tsunami debris cleanup policies
  • KHON (May 20) – White substance washes ashore at Barber’s Point
  • FierceHomelandSecurity (May 20) – NOAA lacks money and authority to lead U.S. tsunami debris cleanup
  • News 1130 (May 19) – Japan tsunami debris washing up in Alaska
  • CBC News (May 19) – Tsunami debris clean-up plan urged
  • Seattle Times (May 19) – Feds still lack plan to clean up tsunami debris
  • Queen Charles Island Observer (May 18) – Province’s debris response plan inadequate: MLA Coons
  • Seattle Times (May 18) – U.S. lacks detailed plan to deal with tsunami debris, panel told
  • Dutch Harbor Fisherman (May 18) – Arriving on the tide: Tsunami debris sightings on the rise with spring
  • ABC News (May 18) – Lawmakers Express Frustration Over Lack of Plan to Handle Tsunami Debris
  • Boise State Public Radio (May 18) – Spy Satellites Used in Search for Tsunami Debris
  • CBS News (May 18) – Japan tsunami debris: Toxicity main U.S. concern
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation (May 18) – Japanese tsunami debris reaches U.S.
  • The Cordova Times (May 18) – Begich wants $45 million for tsunami debris cleanup
  • CBS News (May 18) – U.S. not ready for Japan tsunami debris
  • The Seattle Times (May 17) – NOAA says states are on their own in debris cleanup
  • Epoch Times (May 17) – Tsunami Debris: Bigger Threat Than Expected
  • The Spokesman-Review (May 17) – Tsunami debris arriving to waves of uncertainty
  • The Tigard Times (May 17) – Tsunami debris on the way; scientists say not to worry
  • The Associated Press (May 17) – Begich wants more resources to combat tsunami debris
  • The Delta Discovery (May 17) – Begich Calls for Faster Federal Response to Tsunami Debris
  • Prince Rupert Northern View (May 17) – MLA questions preparedness of government to deal with tsunami debris
  • KBOI (May 17) – Tsunami Debris Cleanup: Lawmakers Frustrated Over Lack of Plan
  • CSPAN (May 17) – Hearing Discusses tsunami Related Ocean Debris
  • KBKW (May 16) – Cantwell to Attend First Senate Hearing on Tsunami Debris
  • Queen Charlotte Islands Observer (May 16) – Masset wants help with debris
  • Anchorage Daily News (May 15) – Dozens of flyswatters wash up on Kodiac beaches
  • KIRO (May 15) – National Weather Service to warn if hazardous tsunami debris comes ashore in Washington
  • KGMI (May 15) – Japanese Tsunami Debris Floats Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • The Associated Press (May 15) – Tsunami Debris Washing Up On Washington Shore
  • KOMO News (May 15) – Boys find possible Japan tsunami debris near Sequim
  • The Associated Press (May 15) – Dozens of flyswatters wash up on Alaska beaches
  • The Associated Press (May 15) – Floats with Asian writing found off Wash. state
  • Portland Oregonian (May 14) – Northwest News: More tsunami debris showing up
  • Alaska Dispatch (May 14) – Alaska, federal officials still aren’t prepared for tsunami debris
  • The Province (May 12) – Volunteers wanted to clear tsunami debris
  • CKNW AM-980 (May 12) – Environment Minister welcoming help with cleaning up of tsunami debris
  • CBC (May 11) – Volunteers sought for West Coast tsunami debris cleanup
  • Vancouver Sun (May 11) – Coastal B.C. frets over Japanese tsunami debris cleanup
  • The Province (May 11) – Summer B.C. beach visits to include tsunami cleanup
  • CTV News (May 11) – Volunteers needed for Vancouver tsunami debris cleanup
  • Open File (May 11) – Vancouver-based group launches volunteer tsunami cleanup
  • CKNW AM-980 (May 10) -Shoreline cleanup crews looking for help ahead of tsunami debris arrival
  • News 1130 (May 10) – Do not treat tsunami debris like souvenirs: Tofino mayor
  • Wall Street Journal (May 10) – Junk Is Ferried by Pacific Current That Takes Years to Finish Journey
  • Alaska Native News (May 10) – Alaska Senior Senator and Democrats from the State House Reach Out to Washington for Resources to Deal with Tsunami Debris
  • Anchorage Daily News (May 10) – Alaska lawmakers seek federal help for dealing with tsunami debris
  • CBC (May 10) – Tsunami garbage piling up on West Coast beaches
  • Alaska Dispatch (May 9) – Tsunami debris could impact Alaskans’ health and seafood safety
  • Alaska Dispatch (May 9) – Floats, gunk and other tsunami debris hitting Gulf of Alaska beaches
  • Capital City Weekly (May 9) – Fish factor: Tsunami debris just starting to arrive
  • Huffington Post (May 9) – Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Plastic Debris in Ocean Impacting Marine Life
  • Chinook Observer (May 8) – More likely tsunami debris comes ashore
  • Huffington Post Canada (May 8) – Tsunami Volleyball Found on B.C. Beach
  • KBKW (May 8) – Tsunami Debris Information: What To Do If You See Debris
  • Victoria Times Colonist (May 3) – Tsunami debris merits respect
  • Eurasia Review (May 3) – Giant Ghost Flotilla of Tsunami Debris On Course to Hit U.S. Coast
  • Digital Journal (May 3) – Flotilla of tsunami debris on way — Alaska already inundated
  • North Coast Citizen (May 2) – EVC members get the latest on Japan tsunami debris at annual meeting
  • Todayonline (May 2) – More tsunami debris floating to N. America
  • Alaska Daily News (May 2) – Tsunami debris onslaught called worse than Exxon Valdez oil spill
  • Alaska Dispatch (May 2) – Owner of Harley-Davidson located
  • BBC News (May 2) – Tsunami survivor claims Harley-Davidson found in Canada
  • Time (May 2, 2012) – Harley Davidson Swept Away by Japan Tsunami Surfaces in Canada
  • The Tokyo Times (May 1, 2012) – First intact tsunami debris reaches Canada shore: a motorcycle
  • KTUU.com (May 1, 2012) – LImited Money, Lack of Planning Could Complicate Tsunami Debris Cleanup
  • Queen Charlotte Islands Observer (May 1, 2012) – Piles of debris turning up on east coast beaches
  • NECN.com (May 1, 2012) – Tsunami debris washes up on U.S. shores
  • WTMA (May 1, 2012) – Japan Tsunami Debris: Canadian Museum Launches Recovery Project
  • Windsor Star (May 1, 2012) – Harley-Davidson washed up on BC shore likely tsunami debris
  • Montreal Gazette (May 1, 2012) – Japanese owner of Harley-Davidson that washed up on B.C. shore identified
  • UPI (May 1, 2012) – Japanese motorcycle comes ashore in Canada
  • New York Times (May 1, 2012) – Vessel Sets Sail in Search of Tsunami Debris

April 2012

  • KTVA (April 30, 2012) – More Tsunami Debris Washes Up on Alaska’s Shores
  • MSNBC (April 30, 2012) – ‘Tons, literally tons of debris’
  • MSNBC (April 30, 2012) – Debris washes ashore on the west coast
  • Toronto Star (April 30, 2012) – Harley Davidson motorcycle from Japan washes up on BC shore
  • Edmonds (Wa) Patch (April 30, 2012) – Free Event to Focus on Tsunami Debris, Crisis Facing World’s Oceans
  • KSCW-TV (April 30, 2012) – Tons of Suspected Japan Tsunami Debris Wash Ashore in Alaska
  • Alaska Dispatch (April 30, 2012) – Tsunami debris: Intact Harley-Davidson found on B.C. beach
  • Hawaii News Now (April 29, 2012) – Maui marine educator prepares for Japan tsunami debris voyage
  • CBC News (April 29, 2012) – Motorcycle washed up in B.C. may be Japanese tsunami debris
  • Thenextweb.com (April 28, 2012) – This Facebook page is documenting debris from Japan’s tsunami, aiming to return items to their owners
  • Vancouver Sun (April 28, 2012) Facebook may link debris to owners
  • Reuters (April 28, 2012) – Soccer ball swept up by Japanese tsunami found in Alaska
  • Northwest Cable News (April 28, 2012) Large amounts of possible tsunami debris found on Alaska island
  • Newser.com (April 27, 2012) – Tsunami Debris: What to Expect
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer (April 27, 2012) – Tsunami debris coming, time to act: Senators
  • Radio Australia (April 27, 2012) – US preparing for Japanese tsunami debris
  • KLCC-FM (April 26, 2012) – Tsunami Debris Cleanup Here Depends Mostly On You
  • KETK-TV (April 26, 2012) – Preparing for tsunami debris, wherever it may make landfall
  • KBKW-FM (April 26, 2012) Cantwell Applauds Ocean Shores Tsunami Debris Meeting
  • q13fox.com (April 26, 2012) Preparing for tsunami debris to hit west coast
  • KOMOnews.com (April 25, 2012) Wave of Japanese tsunami debris heading for the west coast
  • KBKW-FM (April 25, 2012) Statewide Workshop Focuses on Tsunami Debris Response
  • Northwest Public Radio (April 25, 2012) Cost Recovery Part of West Coast Tsunami Debris Cleanup Discussion
  • MSNBC (April 25, 2012) Tsunami Debris Concerns Washington State
  • MyNorthwest.com (April 25, 2012) Officials ask public to be on lookout for tsunami debris
  • NWCN.com (April 25, 2012) WA agencies plan for tsunami debris arrival
  • Homer Tribune (April 25, 2012) Tsunami Debris: Center prepares for beach cleanup
  • KIRO-TV (April 25, 2012) - Agencies plan for tsunami heading our way
  • MSNBC.com (April 24, 2012) – New maps unlock seafloor secrets off the Oregon coast
  • KGW-TV (April 23, 2012) – Suspected tsunami debris found on WA beach
  • Alaska Dispatch (April 17, 2012) – Don’t blink; tsunami debris will be on our shores later this year
  • SF Bay (April 7, 2012) – Japan tsunami debris drifting our way
  • KABC-TV (April 5, 2012) – Japanese ghost ship sinks 1 year after quake
  • BBC (April 5, 2012) – US Coast Guard sinks tsunami ‘ghost ship’
  • Huffington Post (April 5, 2012) Ghost Ship Sinking: US To Sink Abandoned Ship From Japan Tsunami With Explosives
  • UPI (April 4, 2012) – Report: Japanese ‘ghost ship’ to be sunk
  • The Associated Press (April 2, 2012) – Coast Guard monitors ghost ship drifting northwest
  • The Associated Press (April 2, 2012) – Drifting tsunami ship turns north toward Alaska

March 2012

  • The New York Times (March 13, 2012) – On West Coast, Looking for Flotsam of a Disaster
  • ScrippsNews (March 12, 2012) – Little Japanese tsunami debris expected to reach West Coast
  • DiscoveryNews (March 6, 2012) – Japan Tsunami Debris Not at Midway Atoll Beaches

February 2012

  • CBS News (February 29, 2012) – Tsunami debris spreads halfway across Pacific
  • CBS Evening News (Feb. 28, 2012) – John Blackstone reporting from San Francisco
  • Yahoo News! (Feb. 28, 2012) – Japan tsunami debris spreading across Pacific (video by CBS This Morning)
  • ABC 10 News, KGTV San Diego (Feb. 7, 2012) – Researchers Use Buoys To Track Tsunami Debris

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