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Trump rebukes Japan, China, others over drifted garbage

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Japan, China and other countries for dumping into oceans a massive amount of garbage that has drifted ashore on the U.S. West coast.

«Every year, over 8 million tons of garbage is dumped into our beautiful oceans by many countries of the world. That includes China, that includes Japan, that includes many, many countries,» Trump said as he signed into law a related measure called the Save Our Seas Act.

Trump said a «vast,» «tremendous» and «unthinkable» amount of garbage is floating to the West coast, causing a «very unfair situation» as the United States is charged with cleaning it up.

Trump said he has told most of the foreign governments concerned to address the problem.

«We will be responding, and very strongly,» he said. «As president I will continue to do everything I can to stop other nations from making our oceans into their landfills.»

All — Kyodo News+

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