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Oregon forms debris task force

Posted: Friday, June 29, 2012 6:16 pm

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced that the state is creating a task force to deal with the influx of debris from the Japanese tsunami on the state’s beaches. The newly created Oregon Tsunami Debris Task force will be an interagency team consisting of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, which has authority over the state’s beaches, the Department of Environmental Quality and Office of Emergency Management.

The task force formation is a response to events like the dock washing up on Agate Beach on June 4 and cities like Cannon Beach reporting that the amount of small debris on their beaches has doubled since the beginning of the year.

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