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October 24, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Debris from Japan’s tsunami floating toward our coastline

The Pacific Salmon Council posted this NPR story showing debris from the Japan’s huge earthquake is making its way toward the West Coast of the United States.

The story went on to say the Japanese tsunami back in March washed millions of tons of debris out to sea, and winds and currents are pushing it very slowly across the Pacific Ocean.

Scientists tracking the flotsam have new evidence that it does not pose a radiological threat despite the Japanese nuclear disaster that followed the tsunami.

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.

To read more go to the link above.

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