Pacific Island may be spared from becoming dump site

Japanese investors appear to have abandoned plans to dump millions of tons of debris from last year’s tsunami disaster on a pristine island in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Hawai‘i scientists, outraged at the potential environmental impacts, have been working for weeks to derail the proposal after it was first reported in the Saipan Tribune.

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