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Up to 20 million tons of debris from Japanís tsunami moving toward Hawaii
YahooNews ^ | 24 October 2011 | Laura Rozen

Posted on 10/24/2011 12:59:09 PM PDT by LucyT

Some 5 to 20 million tons of debris--furniture, fishing boats, refrigerators--sucked into the Pacific Ocean in the wake of Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami are moving rapidly across the Pacific.

Researchers from the University of Hawaii tracking the wreckage estimate it could approach the U.S. West Coast in the next three years, the UK Daily Mail reports.

"We have a rough estimate of 5 to 20 million tons of debris coming from Japan,"

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: disease; fukushima; fukushimadebris; hawaii; toxic
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1 posted on 10/24/2011 12:59:11 PM PDT by LucyT
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“We have a rough estimate of 5 to 20 million tons of debris coming from Japan,”

Which is nothing compared to the millions of tons of debris shipped in from China every day.


2 posted on 10/24/2011 1:01:59 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; Plummz; ...
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3 posted on 10/24/2011 1:03:18 PM PDT by LucyT
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wow! What will they ever do with this? Won’t this wreck the Hawaiian beaches and tourist trade to boot?


4 posted on 10/24/2011 1:03:33 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: LucyT

hmm, will the debris hit Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2011?


5 posted on 10/24/2011 1:05:45 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Beowulf9

It will become a beachcombers’ paradise.


6 posted on 10/24/2011 1:06:17 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: LucyT

Garage Sales!!!


7 posted on 10/24/2011 1:07:01 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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“Won’t this wreck the Hawaiian beaches and tourist trade to boot?”

Pfffft, I could not care less. In fact, I may enjoy hearing some of the natives whine.

This, from a hated, hoale.


8 posted on 10/24/2011 1:07:35 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Huskrrrr

How will me know that it is debris from Japan and not another “occupy” movement?


9 posted on 10/24/2011 1:09:07 PM PDT by Glennb51
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To: LucyT

Not to worry...the Hawaii Department of Health have lots of experience dealing with garbage.

10 posted on 10/24/2011 1:10:40 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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11 posted on 10/24/2011 1:12:11 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: brownsfan

We Michiganders love wilderness loving visitors and their money. We’re always welcoming.


12 posted on 10/24/2011 1:12:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: LucyT

How radio active is this stuff? Didn’t see anything in the article about that possibility.


13 posted on 10/24/2011 1:14:38 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: LucyT

Lord. What could be done for this? Skimmers? Then what? Burn?


14 posted on 10/24/2011 1:17:02 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: nagdt

Send obama out to turn back the tide. Maybe it will take him with it.


15 posted on 10/24/2011 1:23:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: 353FMG

But how do you get a house of the beach?


16 posted on 10/24/2011 1:24:05 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 353FMG

How do you get a house off the beach?


17 posted on 10/24/2011 1:26:16 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: cripplecreek

“We Michiganders love wilderness loving visitors and their money. We’re always welcoming.”

I know... I’ve been, and will be back. Well, to the north half. When you get to southeast Michigan, it’s not so nice.


18 posted on 10/24/2011 1:26:27 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: LucyT

Anyone got a large cargo ship with crane I can borrow for 3 weeks? Floating gold!


19 posted on 10/24/2011 1:27:11 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: LucyT

Actually, they say it’s all going to wash up in California, which for some reason I find amusing ...

See video of massive garbabe slick at sea ...

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/20-million-tons-debris-japan-tsunami-moving-toward-143640503.html


20 posted on 10/24/2011 1:31:18 PM PDT by Scythian
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