S. Hrg. 109-93: U.S. Tsunami Warning System and S. 50, 'The Tsunami Preparedness Act of 2005': Hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, February 2, 2005 [open pdf - 1MB]
Ted Stevens: "In 1994, Senator Inouye and I, along with Senator Hatfield of Oregon, directed NOAA to develop the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. We had had a tsunami in 1968, after the earthquake. But this was in response to a small tsunami that impacted the West Coast. It reflected the concern we all shared about the frequency of tsunamis in the Pacific. This bill is intended to build on the current tsunami warning network that we have in the Pacific." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Arden L. Bement Jr., Daniel Cox, Bill Frist, Charles G. Groat, Roger A. Hansen, John J. Kelly, Mary L. Landrieu, John H. Marburger, Eileen L. Shea, Barbara Boxer, Doug Carlson, and Daniel K. Inouye.
S. Hrg. 109-93; Senate Hearing 109-93
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