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Heavier junk from tsunami expected to litter isle shores

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 04, 2012

~~<p>Debris from the March 11, 2011, Japan tsunami is reaching a different stage in its drift across the Pacific, with heavier and larger objects contributing to coastal garbage patches in Hawaii, University of Hawaii researchers said.</p>
<p>&quot;It's hard to tell, but it's going to be heavier debris than earlier this year,&quot; researcher Niko&shy;lai Maxi&shy;menko said. &quot;We do not have good information about what is in the water.&quot;</p>
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Debris from the March 11, 2011, Japan tsunami is reaching a different stage in its drift across the Pacific, with heavier and larger objects contributing to coastal garbage patches in Hawaii, University of Hawaii researchers said.

"It's hard to tell, but it's going to be heavier debris than earlier this year," researcher Niko­lai Maxi­menko said. "We do not have good information about what is in the water." Login for more...



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