In a press release Monday Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) acknowledged and thanked the Japanese government ffor their contribution of five million dollars to the west coast states of the US.  The money contributed to cleanup efforts to protect the west coast from debris resulting from the Japanese tsunami of 2011.

Wyden issued the following statement after the Japanese government agreed to contribute $5 million to clean up tsunami debris washing up on the west coast of the United States. 

“For the nation of Japan to offer to contribute funds to America’s effort to protect our shores from tsunami debris that devastated their nation is a sign of the deep friendship between our two nations.  Japan is still recovering from this terrible disaster, and will be for many more years. Tsunami debris poses a threat to Oregon’s economy and ecology, but it still pales in comparison to the devastation Japan suffered from the earthquake and tsunami.  I am humbled and very grateful for this offer of assistance.”

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