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Wish it away: US government ignores archipelago of Japanese debris heading its way

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wish it away: US government ignores archipelago of Japanese debris heading its way


The United States is awaiting the arrival of a blot of debris three times its own size from Japan. But despite new objects washing up daily on the West Coast, Washington is hoping the problem will literally just disappear.

­Earlier this week, a 70-foot metal dock turned up on the Oregon shore. Japanese officials immediately identified its original home – the Japanese city of Misawa, which had been devastated by the tsunami in March 2011.

The dock is only the forerunner of a much more dangerous wave of flotsam, Chris Pallister, who heads Gulf of Alaska Keeper, a coastal clean-up organization, told AP..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/japan-debris-us-coast-406/

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