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Japan: March disaster debris may reach Hawaii next year(huge debris field spotted)
NHK ^ | 10/15/11

Posted on 10/15/2011 12:11:00 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

March disaster debris may reach Hawaii next year

US researchers say some of the huge amount of debris that has been drifting in the Pacific Ocean as a result of Japan's disaster in March may reach Hawaii next year.

Nikolai Maximenko, senior researcher at the University of Hawaii's International Pacific Research Center, says a huge amount of debris was spotted by a Russian training ship heading for Vladivostok from Hawaii in late September.

The debris was found in a wide area in the northern Pacific Ocean about 3,200 kilometers east of Japan and about 900 kilometers west of the Midway Islands.

Japanese fishing boats, fishing nets, housing materials, plastic products, and appliances such as television sets and refrigerators form part of the debris.

A piece of a demolished fishing boat clearly shows the word "Fukushima" written in Japanese.

Maximenko says measures should be taken as a large amount of debris can be a threat to vessels and can have an adverse impact on marine ecosystems.

Saturday, October 15, 2011 13:05 +0900 (JST)

(Excerpt) Read more at 3.nhk.or.jp ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: debris; disaster; earthquake; hawaii; japan; march; next; reach; tohoku; tsunami; year
This could ruin Hawaii's tourism industry.
1 posted on 10/15/2011 12:11:08 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo; gaijin; struggle; DTogo; GATOR NAVY; Iris7; ...

P!


2 posted on 10/15/2011 12:12:01 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Now there will finally be some looting.


3 posted on 10/15/2011 12:13:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I don’t know.. could be some interesting stuff to find on the beaches after it passes.


4 posted on 10/15/2011 12:19:10 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Paint it all green.


5 posted on 10/15/2011 12:19:39 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This graphic depicts the predicted location of the Japan debris field as it swirls towards the U.S. West Coast. Scientists predict the first bits of rubbish will wash up in a year's time

In three years' time the debris field will have reached the U.S. West Coast and will then turn toward Hawaii and back again toward Asia, circulating in what is known as the North Pacific gyre

6 posted on 10/15/2011 12:23:52 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No it will end up in Oregon or Wash coast like it has been for hundreds of years.


7 posted on 10/15/2011 12:34:08 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well gee we could send out a C-130 Puff the Magic Dragon and at least sink those boats pretty cheaply.


8 posted on 10/15/2011 12:44:40 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Domangart

Good place for it. It is a liberal owned dump anyway.


9 posted on 10/15/2011 2:37:36 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: dragnet2

Looks like it’s coming straight for Pelosi


10 posted on 10/15/2011 3:24:09 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Our bad luck if true ...Wifey and I are going to the Big Island at the end of March for a 2nd honeymoon & to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary !


11 posted on 10/15/2011 3:26:09 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It could make for great beach combing for a while.


12 posted on 10/15/2011 3:56:59 AM PDT by riverrunner
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Actually, this is perfect for Obama’s “shovel-ready jobs.”
13 posted on 10/15/2011 4:05:48 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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Japan's disaster in March

Interesting that they don't name the disaster in the headline or the story.

14 posted on 10/15/2011 4:31:04 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Any of it radioactive?


15 posted on 10/15/2011 5:16:33 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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I suspect some of them are. Of course, during its long journey from Japan, much of it could have been washed off and diluted, and radiation reading from it could be negligible.


16 posted on 10/15/2011 5:20:09 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It appears that the promised effects of the apotheosis of Obama to the presidency, e.g., the planet shall heal and the seas subside, are coming up just a bit short.


17 posted on 10/15/2011 5:30:24 AM PDT by behzinlea
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Wife and I visited the Big Island for a day last year. We were standing in the volcano observation area and began to notice people around us coughing and gagging. A moment later, a park range came out wearing a gas mask and order us all inside...
18 posted on 10/15/2011 6:22:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Last time we visted , in March 2008 , we arrived the day after Kilauea erupted for the first time in 84 years ! A day or two after we arrived Aloha Air went out of business . This time we might have to deal with junk from Fukushima washing up on shore when we are at the beach . By the way , we live in Japan .


19 posted on 10/15/2011 6:49:34 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: TigerLikesRooster
In the real world, one man's disaster is often another’s gain. Ordinarily this would be an occasion for enterprising citizens to pick up a buck or two from salvage and beach combing. Bet that TPTB will lay claim to every thing or auction the “rights” to it.
20 posted on 10/15/2011 6:56:06 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: sushiman

Lived in Sagamihara and Yokohama 1951-1961.
Army Brat.


21 posted on 10/15/2011 7:01:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I lived in Sagamihara with a school chum my first 8 months in Japan ( Sept. ‘85 - May ‘ 86 ) .


22 posted on 10/15/2011 7:59:26 AM PDT by sushiman
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For most of my time in Japan, the Japanese were in rebuilding mode. Then came the news that the ‘64 Olympics would be in Tokyo and all hell broke loose with construction, widening roads, etc.
In the early 50s, large swaths of Sagami were still open fields and broken concrete.
23 posted on 10/15/2011 12:04:23 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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