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Mar.31, 2012 – Washington – Tsunami debris nears U.S, [Senator]Cantwell urges action
Califorinia – Did Rio del Mar jogger find Japanese tsunami debris?
Canada – Secrets of lost ghost ship revealed
Alaska – Debris from the Japan tsunami is beginning to wash up on shorelines around Prince of Wales Island
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Mark Begich (D-AK) will call for a clear federal action plan to address the tsunami debris off the Pacific Coast, following the discovery last week of a tsunami-swept Japanese fishing vessel off the coast of Canada.
Canada – Rather than wait for the tsunami debris floating across the Pacific from Japan, a Haida First Nation band leader is suggesting that an international team be marshaled to go out and meet it.
Mar.27, 2012 – Watching the beach for debris from Japan
Mar.25, 2012 – No plans to stop ‘ghost ship’ headed for B.C. coast
Mar.24, 2012 – British Columbia – Suspected tsunami debris washes up on Long Beach Peninsula
Mar.23, 2012 – PHOTO: 150-foot boat lost in tsunami now just miles from North America — First confirmed large piece of debris to cross ocean
Mar.22, 2012 – Blame The Tsunami For This Warm Midwest Spring
Mar.21, 2012 – Hawaii – Tsunami debris contingency plan to be voted on (Honolulu) < with VIDEO of the debris
Mar.13, 2012 – NOAA sticks with 1-5% debris projection – Little Japanese tsunami debris expected to reach West Coast
Mar.11, 2012 – WATCH: Tsunami debris spreading across the Pacific towards Hawaii (has video)
Mar.10, 2012 – The plastic legacy of Great East Japan tsunami debris > Has info on debris observation group 5 Gyres. They study plastic that entered the North Pacific Gyre from the debris field
Mar.9, 2012 – PBS: Tracking Japan’s Tsunami Debris (with map in video form)
Mar.7, 2012 – Industry Vessels Urged to Report Tsunami Marine Debris
“The arrival of these buoys is unprecedented,” Ebbesmeyer told Alaska Dispatch in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “Yes, they’ve washed up over the years, here and there, but never in these numbers. The arrival rate is 167 times the historical arrival rate.
Prof. Ebbesmeyer’s book is “Flotsametrics” – F.C.
Feb.29, 2012 – Tsunami debris floating across Pacific toward US
“… Much of the 4 million to 8 million tons of debris that washed out to sea, including entire homes, appliances and vehicles, sank off Japan’s coast, experts believe….”
1-5% of tsunami debris could reach N. America (says the guy who said it wouldn’t reach Hawaii til 2013)
Feb.24, 2012 – [Hawaii] Community meeting on TSUNAMI DEBRIS CONTINGENCY PLAN
[oh? see next…]
” U.S.-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution said Tuesday it detected radioactive substances in waters more than 600-kilometers off the coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean.
Water samples taken by the research facility showed readings of radioactive contamination up to 1-thousand times HIGHER than prior levels. “
Feb.22, 2012 – Path of tsunami debris mapped out
Feb.21, 2012 – [Japan] Debris disposal test gives low cesium level
” the concentration of radioactive cesium in the ash was 64 becquerels per kilogram ”
25 Million Tons of Tsunami Debris Headed Our Way: Is This the End of Beach Volleyball in California?
Feb.20, 2012 – [Northern California] Officials prepare for Japan tsunami debris; float found on Mad River Beach spurs questions
[Washington] Japanese tsunami debris found on Coast (PHOTOS)
Feb.16, 2012 – Traveling to Hawaii: quake ruins
Feb.14, 2012 – U.S. waits for impending arrival of debris
” At this very moment, up to 25 million tons of debris–occupying an area roughly the size of California–is a on a collision course for the North American west coast.”
Feb.13, 2012 – Has debris from 2011 Japan earthquake reached Midway Atoll?
Feb.11, 2012 – Debris from Japanese tsunami headed for Calif. coast
Feb.9, 2012 – Gov’t testing for radioactive material on Hawaii beaches
Feb.8, 2012 – Debris PHOTOS from Japan: Nearly One Year After Deadly Tsunami
Feb.7, 2012 – Researchers Use Buoys To Track Tsunami Debris
Feb.4, 2012 – [Vancouver] Regional District braces for tsunami debris
Feb.3, 2012 – [South Bend, Washington] Tsunami Debris Meeting For Pacific County
Feb.2, 2012 – Scientific American wonders if the debris that washed up on B.C. shores is from after the tsunami or regular Japan fishing fleet trash from before: Tsunami Debris and North America: Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?
Feb.1, 2012 – Scientists prepare for tsunami debris on Oregon Coast
Jan.31, 2012 – Japanese check for tsunami debris in US
Jan.30, 2012 –Tsunami Debris Survey Launched Northwest of Midway – the report in PDF file – “The trash from Japan’s quake and tsunami is still headed for the main Hawaiian Islands” and “Moreover, systematic examination of these samples (including water samples) with the Geiger counter has not revealed any significant radiation.”
Jan.27, 2012 – [Alaska] Tsunami debris issues addressed by state
Jan.26, 2012 – Tsunami debris survey launched northwest of Midway
Jan.23, 2012 – Tsunami debris drifting in radioactive water will radiate the debris says this scientist. California getting blasted by Fukushima too. Jeff Rense interview with Michael Collins – audio file [MP3]
Jan.22, 2012 – Alaska braces for approaching Japanese tsunami trash
California: Tsunami debris threatens Monterey Bay shores
Jan.17, 2012 Bulk of tsunami debris from Japan expected in 2013; multiple fields of wreckage reported in Pacific Ocean
Article includes this bombshell –
“radioactive cesium has consistently been found in 60 to 80 per cent of Japanese fishing catches” [!!!]
Jan.13, 2012 Possible Tsunami Debris Showing Up On Northwestern Shores (US)
“NOAA officials say no debris islands are currently visible in the North Pacific Ocean from their satellite images — though passing ships have reported seeing some concentrations of tsunami-related flotsam.”
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says a plan needs to be created now to deal with debris from Japan’s tsunami, hitting Oregon’s coast.
Jan.12, 2012 Lost at sea: Japan’s tsunami debris is scattering [has CONTACT to report debris sighting]
Jan.8, 2012 (B.C. Canada) Beach discoveries fuel concern over arrival of Japanese tsunami debris
Jan.6, 2012 (US) Interior Department Creates Science Group for Disaster Preparedness
The testing on dead seals won’t be finished for weeks says News 24 article
The dead seals have hair loss and lesions – PHOTO in this article from Dec. 20: Deaths of Ringed Seals in Alaska an Unusual Mortality Event
Jan. 5, 2012 South Bend, WA – Pacific County
Meetings to Discuss Japan Quake Debris (time & dates) – IT IS POSTPONED
http://kbkw.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3595 SEE Feb. 3 post
Jan. 5, 2012 Canada – They are going to sail a boat out to the debris field to examine it says this article –
Floating West Coast Tsunami Debris
Jan. 5, 2012 NOAA warns beachcombers against handling the (radioactive) debris –
“Beachcombers should handle any suspected items with care, advises the NOAA National Ocean Service through its Marine Debris Program”
FROM: Tsunami debris may hit Homer
Talks now address how to handle possible radioactive jetsome
By Naomi Klouda, Homer [Alaska] Tribune
Jan.5, 2012 – NOAA Admits:
About 25 million tons of Japanese tsunami debris – boats, pieces of smashed buildings, appliances, and plastic, metal, and rubber objects of all shapes and sizes – may end in the U. S. shores . . .
Tsunami debris spotted along West Coast
“Ten months after a tsunami devastated parts of Japan, some of the island nation’s debris has washed up on North American shores, according to news reports.”
Tsunami trash begins washing ashore as far north as Kodiak (ALASKA)
Debris from Japan tsunami washes up on B.C. shores
“Beachcombers in Tofino have noticed a significant uptick in debris of Japanese origin on their shores, a sign that items swept out to sea by the tsunami in Japan may have found their way to B.C. earlier than expected.”
Japanese tsunami debris showing in Canada
“Personal belongings and debris from the March tsunami in Japan have begun washing ashore in Canada on the west coast of Vancouver Island, officials said.”
Will Fukushima ocean trash washing up on U.S. beaches be a campaign issue in 2012?
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Could See Tsunami Debris In Early 2012
Japan tsunami debris a concern for years
This article explains why the break up of the debris field makes it harder to see from space:
Still a threat, but tsunami debris ‘invisible’
“For over two weeks NASA satellites were used to track the debris as it moved throughout the coast of Japan, but now Hafner says the debris has dispersed and is only visible up close.”
Hawaii worries a lot of debris will get stuck in their area
PHOTOS of the floating debris field (Nov. 2011)
“The massive sea-going debris field is said to measure 350 miles wide by 1,300 miles long, and to travel at ten miles per day.”
Tsunami Alarm System Newsletter updates the debris news
A Map & Graphic of projected path of the trash
The sail training ship STS Pallada is tracking the trash at sea.
Dec. 27, 2011
Article & video + more links:
Scientists: “We are not prepared for this, nobody is prepared”
Dec. 25, 2011
B.C. launches task force to manage coming tsunami debris
Dec. 16, 2011
First debris from Japan’s tsunami hits US West Coast
Massive floating rubbish islands from Japan tsunami spotted on Pacific
Oct. 24, 2011
Japan tsunami debris spotted, on course to hit US
“Debris from the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 has turned up exactly where scientists predicted it would after months of floating across the Pacific Ocean. Finding and confirming where the debris ended up gives them a better idea of where it’s headed next.”
Oct. 21, 2011
Japanese tsunami debris tracked, drifting very slowly our way
“The most recent sighting came from a Russian tall ship last month. It sailed for days through a vast debris field northwest of Midway Island in the western Pacific. A mate on board scanned the debris with a Geiger counter and detected no unusual radiation.”
West Coast Targeted by 20 Million Tons of Hazardous Debris – Or is It?
On the topic of radiation in the seawater or debris: