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March 5, 2013 at 1:58 PM

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tsunami Tweetchat happening Wednesday

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will hold a Tweetchat with NOAA Marine Debris Program Director Nancy Wallace at noon on Wednesday, March 6 to discuss tsunami debris.

As springtime nears many will be heading to the coast for activities including razor clam digging and fishing, and are asked to keep an eye out for debris.

While it has been almost two years since the Japan earthquake and tsunami, some debris from the incident is still washing up onto Washington shoreline. An estimated 5 million tons of debris was swept out into the Pacific Ocean, and most sunk shortly after.

To participate, Tweet your questions to @NOAAdebris using hashtag #TsunamiDebris

Learn more about the Tweetchat here: http://go.usa.gov/4SVT.

NOAA is jointly working with federal, state, tribal and local partners to collect data, assess the debris, and reduce possible tsunami debris impacts to our coastal communities and natural resources.

NOAA remains the best source of information for Japan tsunami marine debris information. More information is available at NOAA’s Information and FAQs page.

Learn more about state efforts here: http://marinedebris.wa.gov/

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