July 23, 2017

Japan will help pay for BC tsunami clean-up

BC getting one million dollars from Japan to help with the clean up of tsunami debris on our coast.

The announcement comes just over two years after Japan was devastated by a strong earthquake and tsunami.

One and a half million tonnes of debris washed out to sea and some of it is beginnnig to come ashore here in BC.

Environment Minister Terry Lake thanks Japan for the one-time grant.

He says the money will be used to support coastal communities and first nations with debris planning, management, and of course the actual clean-up effort.

CKNW Vancouver News

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