B.C., coastal states united on plan to clear tsunami debris
VANCOUVER? The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 10:46AM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 9:17PM EDT

As the massive field of lumber, refrigerators, fishing boats and other wreckage from last year?s Japanese tsunami drifts across the Pacific Ocean, state and provincial governments along coastal North America are planning what to do when pieces of the devastation arrive on their shores.

The governments of British Columbia, Washington state, Oregon and California agreed this week to work together on a plan for tsunami debris, which experts believe could begin washing ashore in Canada and the United States later this year or early 2013...