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The massive tsunami that struck Japan on April 7, 2011 was the worst natural disaster in the country's history. Over 15,000 people lost their lives. For some, it will take years to rebuild what they once had.

The destruction doesn't end there. When the water from the tsunami retreated back to the sea, it took along with it all of the debris from objects it had destroyed along the way. There is now a massive pile of trash 2,000 miles long floating out in the ocean.

Scientists studying this giant mass and surrounding ocean currents say it's headed straight for North America, with a target date of late 2013. This means the 2,000-mile heap will pollute coastal waters in Washington State and Hawaii.

The Trash Free Seas Act of 2011 aims to help federal agencies prepare for the impending problems the debris field will undoubtedly present.

Sign the petition and help protect North America from ocean pollution!

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Dear Senator Maria Cantwell,

Thank you for introducing the Trash Free Seas Act of 2011 in order to address the ocean pollution created by the April 2011 Japan tsunami.

The tsunami had grave immediate effects — nearly 20,000 people lost their lives that day and the damage will take decades to repair. But the tsunami produced another, more slow-moving disaster: a 2,000-mile-long pile of debris the wave collected as it hit cities and towns is now floating out at sea. And it's headed straight for the west coast of America.

The Trash Free Seas Act of 2011 would help federal agencies prepare for the arrival of the debris field and help minimize its impact.

Please make sure the Trash Free Seas Act of 2011 passes!

Thank you for your concern.

Petition Signatures

Jan 16, 2018 Katherine Mouzourakis
Jan 8, 2018 Daisy Costa
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Bell
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 16, 2017 Dragana Stajic
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 19, 2017 J.B. Picot
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 12, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 12, 2017 Camelia Mitu
Nov 10, 2017 jude lotz
Nov 8, 2017 Barbara Hrybinczak
Nov 6, 2017 Sue Jackson
Nov 6, 2017 bobbette bross
Nov 3, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Nov 2, 2017 Jodi Abel
Oct 29, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 26, 2017 Carolyn Balls
Oct 23, 2017 Cathleen Cascia
Oct 22, 2017 Jacqueline Lamoureux
Oct 21, 2017 Dunkleberger
Oct 21, 2017 Melissa Bird
Oct 20, 2017 Cali Cheshelski
Oct 18, 2017 Vik Cooke
Oct 16, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2017 Catherine Brown
Oct 3, 2017 K Moore
Sep 26, 2017 Leslie Williams
Sep 24, 2017 Cameron McElroy
Sep 22, 2017 Graciela Rodriguez-Sero
Sep 19, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 18, 2017 Maryanne Thompson
Sep 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2017 Alyssa Oggiono
Aug 27, 2017 Aurelia Gergely
Aug 24, 2017 Lynn Miller
Aug 23, 2017 Jan Clare
Aug 16, 2017 Elizabeth Frost
Aug 11, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Aug 9, 2017 Judy Brown
Aug 9, 2017 Laurine League Has this been cleaned up?
Aug 8, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Jul 25, 2017 k kern

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