Tracking Japan’s Floating Tsunami Debris as it Drifts Towards California
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Nuke Pro – Large Mass of Possibly Radioactive Flotsam Spotted in Hawaii, aka We Killed the Pacific < has PHOTO
Texas-sized or all diffused and gone? We’ll soon see . . . .
July 24 – Tsunami vessel from Japan washes on Crescent City, Ca. Beach
LINK – http://youtu.be/DARSLDzGEW8
LINK – http://youtu.be/wc6XRRWVCQc
June 17 – From Oregon – Marine Aquatic Invasive Species with the Japanese Tsunami Debris
April 27 – Tsunami Debris Reaches California
Mar. 16 – ♦ Concern about radioactive contamination on tsunami debris heading to U.S. and Canada
Feb. 11 – [US] Hawaii – Request for Proposals – Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris [removal]
Feb. 2 – White Paper - Tracking the sources and sinks of local marine debris in Hawai‘i
Feb. 1 - [Canada] Tsunami debris litters B.C. beaches < has shocking video
July 28 – ENE-News – Researchers: Radioactive materials detected off California, levels spike to 400% normal — Crew then discovers ‘island’ of tsunami debris — Never seen so much garbage in ocean before — TV: “Disturbing new images from Pacific… looks like islands of plastic” 1,000 miles from coast — 7 tons and 80 ft. long, can walk on it as if land (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
Canadian fishermen off the coast of Langara Island in British Columbia say they are seeing “waist-high” debris from Fukushima, Japan, that goes on for up to 15 miles floating in the Pacific Ocean. They are concerned that some of this detritus may be radioactive or contaminated by toxic waste as a result of the now-infamous meltdown of the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant in 2011.
Oct. 27 – The Japanese Environmental Action Network (JEAN) recently hosted a symposium on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, BC.
The purpose of this symposium was to update NGOs, government departments and the general public on the current state of tsunami debris that travelled from Japan to North America.
Japanese participants provided news of the recovery and cleanup efforts in Japan. This was followed by updates on cleanup efforts along the west coast of North America, including Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. The symposium was also a great opportunity for members of various NGOs to share ideas about shoreline cleanup strategies and methodology.
The event can be accessed on the Vancouver Aquarium’s Youtube channel: