The federal government has, so far, offered $50,000 per state to aid in their tsunami disaster clean up costs. But state officials call that a drop in the ocean. To dispose of just the Japanese dock that came ashore at Newport’s Agate Beach, was nearly twice that. That’s why the governors of Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California are seeking tall dollars from Uncle Sam to cover the extraordinary costs likely to be incurred when more of the tsunami debris starts showing up on their shores later this winter.
The story is in the Statesman Journal. Click here.