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Tsunami debris community meeting tonight in Ocean Shores

November 15, 2012

The Washington State Marine Debris Task Force is holding community meetings in Ocean Shores and Long Beach to answer questions and gather feedback about the state plan for responding to marine debris from the tragic March 11, 2011, Japan tsunami that may cross the Pacific Ocean and reach Washington beaches.

Tonight in Ocean Shores, a meeting will be held at the Convention Center, starting at 6:30.

The next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Long Beach.

The response plan is designed to address high-impact types of debris, such as a large debris, as well as small nonhazardous debris. The task force collaborated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop the plan.

Debris is predicted to show up on state beaches intermittently during the next several years.

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