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Get ready for tsunami debris


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 10, 2012

~~<p>More than 18 months ago, a horrendous convergence of natural and manmade disasters devastated Japan, first when a tsunami struck March 11, 2011, and then when the damage caused a cataclysmic meltdown at a nuclear power plant. The death toll, topping 15,000, was tragic, as was the radioactive contamination of a swath of communities.</p>
<p>The secondary effects of marine debris was anticipated a year ago. University of Hawaii scientists projected that this state would take a heavy hit from the flotsam, and yet it seems now there is a scramble to gather up the resources to deal with it, just as pieces of debris have started to show up.</p>
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More than 18 months ago, a horrendous convergence of natural and manmade disasters devastated Japan, first when a tsunami struck March 11, 2011, and then when the damage caused a cataclysmic meltdown at a nuclear power plant. The death toll, topping 15,000, was tragic, as was the radioactive contamination of a swath of communities.

The secondary effects of marine debris was anticipated a year ago. University of Hawaii scientists projected that this state would take a heavy hit from the flotsam, and yet it seems now there is a scramble to gather up the resources to deal with it, just as pieces of debris have started to show up. Login for more...



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