JUNEAU (AP) — The state of Alaska has set up a website to provide information on marine debris, including debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
The website was called for by Gov. Sean Parnell as part of an administrative order focused on state agency coordination and public information surrounding the debris issue. Parnell also designated the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation as the lead state agency to coordinate efforts to deal with any tsunami debris.
A Parnell spokeswoman says there are no costs associated with carrying out the governor’s order at this point. The order was signed Monday and released Tuesday.
The state is still in the process of devising an overall plan for addressing the tsunami debris issue.
The website is at http://dec.alaska.gov/commish/tsunami-debris/