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Japanese tsunami debris 'to reach Hawaii in next few days

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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Lumber, boats and other debris ripped from Japanese coastal towns by tsunamis last year have spread across some 3,000 miles to areas halfway across the North Pacific.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the first bits of tsunami debris will make landfall soon on small atolls northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands. The rest of the debris was expected to reach the coasts of Oregon, Washington state, Alaska and Canada around 2014.

NOAA's tsunami marine debris coordinator, Ruth Yender, told an online news conference Tuesday that agency workers were boarding Coast Guard flights that patrol the archipelago. NOAA also asked scientists stationed at Midway and other atolls to look for the debris.


www.telegraph.co.uk...

Nuclear debris coming ashore in paradise. I have a trip planned for Kauai in June I'm hoping this has no effect on the Island as this is my favorite place in the world and it is truly beautiful along with the people. The Coconut coast is where we are staying and that is twords the east, I would assume most debris would inpact the west side of the chain of islands. It will be interesting to see what the result is as there are report of houses, cars and other debris have been reportedly seen floating in the ocean.




posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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We need to remember the people that suffered during this tragedy, the lives lost and torn apart by this destruction.


Oh, and finders keepers.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:37 PM
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Sounds like it is just reaching the Northwest Hawaiian islands, the small atolls that stretch for miles from the top of the chain.

Haven't heard of (or seen) any debris landing on the main islands, so Kauai should be all clear for you.

No doubt it will reach the inhabited islands soon enough, though.

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:45 PM
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I watched a lot of google earth after the quake, and you could see the damage a long the japanese coast, and some of those debris islands floating around , they were huge.
Now it's all spread out in single pieces, but still a lot of junk to wash up on shores.

Also from the article.

Yender said there is little chance of any debris being contaminated by radiation. The debris came from a large swath of Japan's northeastern coast, not only near the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Further, it was dragged out to sea with the tsunamis, not while the Fukushima plant experienced multiple meltdowns.

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by Mianeye
I watched a lot of google earth after the quake, and you could see the damage a long the japanese coast, and some of those debris islands floating around , they were huge.
Now it's all spread out in single pieces, but still a lot of junk to wash up on shores.

Also from the article.

Yender said there is little chance of any debris being contaminated by radiation. The debris came from a large swath of Japan's northeastern coast, not only near the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Further, it was dragged out to sea with the tsunamis, not while the Fukushima plant experienced multiple meltdowns.

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I would love to believe this Yender guy that the debris are not contaminated by radiation but with everything that has been with held so far it's hard to believe



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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That Yender guy is a she.

NOAA's tsunami marine debris coordinator, Ruth Yender


What she said was not a stupid excuse, it is pretty logic imo, and i don't believe they are not aware that it could be contaminated, and is taking precaution.

It's not like nuclear fuelroads will start washing a shore.
I think Hawai is safe, i am more worried about Japan and the wildlife and fish, thats the way is going to spread, and hopefully getting stopped before reaching other countrys.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by PageAlaCearl

Lumber, boats and other debris ripped from Japanese coastal towns by tsunamis last year have spread across some 3,000 miles to areas halfway across the North Pacific.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the first bits of tsunami debris will make landfall soon on small atolls northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands. The rest of the debris was expected to reach the coasts of Oregon, Washington state, Alaska and Canada around 2014.

NOAA's tsunami marine debris coordinator, Ruth Yender, told an online news conference Tuesday that agency workers were boarding Coast Guard flights that patrol the archipelago. NOAA also asked scientists stationed at Midway and other atolls to look for the debris.


www.telegraph.co.uk...

Nuclear debris coming ashore in paradise. I have a trip planned for Kauai in June I'm hoping this has no effect on the Island as this is my favorite place in the world and it is truly beautiful along with the people. The Coconut coast is where we are staying and that is twords the east, I would assume most debris would inpact the west side of the chain of islands. It will be interesting to see what the result is as there are report of houses, cars and other debris have been reportedly seen floating in the ocean.



there is a good chance that most of the flotsam will hitch a ride on the garbage patch current and mingle with the plastics already there. this may hinder transit to the west coast for the bulk of the debris.
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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 01:52 AM
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Uhm fear mongering much?
Since when was the debris declared to be radioactive?
I must've missed that report.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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Per your link I guess I would be on the watch out for fishing gear...




Yender said there is little chance of any debris being contaminated by radiation. The debris came from a large swath of Japan's northeastern coast, not only near the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Further, it was dragged out to sea with the tsunamis, not while the Fukushima plant experienced multiple meltdowns.

Nicholas Mallos, a conservation biologist and marine debris specialist for the Ocean Conservancy, said many of the objects in the debris were expected to be from Japan's fishing industry. That could pose a risk for wildlife, such as endangered Hawaiian monk seals, if fishing gear washes up on coral reefs or beaches.






posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by Mianeye
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That Yender guy is a she.


NOAA's tsunami marine debris coordinator, Ruth Yender

What she said was not a stupid excuse, it is pretty logic imo, and i don't believe they are not aware that it could be contaminated, and is taking precaution.

It's not like nuclear fuelroads will start washing a shore.

I think Hawai is safe, i am more worried about Japan and the wildlife and fish, thats the way is going to spread, and hopefully getting stopped before reaching other countries.

Greetings:


It's not like nuclear fuelroads will start washing ashore.

You're probably right there, as many of the nuclear fuel rods were vaporized in the R3 explosion and the highly-radioactive plume drifted eastward, directly over the debris field.


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