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On the back a major controversy underway right now out on the West Coast.
As over a million tons of debris washes up on US shores from last year's devastating.
Tsunami in Japan and now comes the big showdown over.
Hey that's kind of pay for this mess danced -- airs live in Seattle with the latest -- -- Yeah that's right -- seven pieces of debris have been confirmed as coming from Japan so far but many more suspected as this slow moving disaster picks up.
Japanese officials estimate one point five million tons of debris washed out the -- In that -- fifteen month field that's equal to four empire state buildings or about 800000.
And now starting to arrive a small fishing boat in Washington State -- go shipments opera ball Alaska.
A motorcycle and trailer and British Columbia adopt an -- given last week.
Kayak there's found -- from a house beach cleanup is usually done by volunteer groups.
We have a fabulous network.
Oregonians are just cared for their coast and we'll engage.
They will get out here the -- the spirit you know remove debris.
But we need money for the eventual disposal of that debris.
-- the big question who pays no the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is in charge and is refusing to be specific.
There is no -- formal plan but one official did tell US senate panel.
That the states are pretty much on their own so what does or you do when a 66 foot long -- washes all.
We'll state workers checked for radiation burn off -- toner sold invasive species and then -- a contractor 84000 dollars to dismantle dispose -- it.
That's more than half the states beach cleanup budget for two years.
Well last the senator bar bet it says that's unacceptable and has introduced the bill.
Which would have the federal government pony up 45 million dollars to deal with is global garbage.
This is an emergency we would see no different there's a tornado.
And earthquake a flood we'd be right there -- assisting in.
Now some groups estimate the overall cleanup costs will top 200 million dollars.
And it'll be a slow 200 million dollars because going to be over three years break well how -- Japanese paying for -- -- their stuff.
It's their job -- -- all right Dan Springer live in Seattle that chance -- yet good luck without one all right stand by.
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