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    25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

    25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores | Fox News

    The wreckage from the March 11, 2011, disaster could include virtually anything that floats, according to oceanographer and beachcomber Curtis Ebbesmeyer -- and that includes portions of houses, boats, ships, furniture, cars and even human remains.
    Independent models constructed by the NOAA and the University of Hawaii show a vast, loose debris field drifting inexorably toward Hawaii, California and Washington -- the first fishing buoys reached the West Coast in mid December, Ebbesmeyer wrote in his "Beachcombers Alert" newsletter. The flotsam is expected to increase, with the bulk of the debris hitting some time in 2014.
    "I would not be surprised to see some fishing vessels by April, and the main mass of debris start arriving a year from this March," Ebbesmeyer told FoxNews.com.
    At the risk of sounding insensitive....ew, yuck.

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    Re: 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

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    At the risk of sounding insensitive....ew, yuck.
    Our dive boat was battered by a huge storm in the Bahamas a few years back.. We battled the elements to off load dive bottles and other equipment and then I spent the next two days picking up debris 2 and 3 miles down the beach..


    I cannot even imagine the scope of this tsunami trash.. huge problem.

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    Re: 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

    Re: the bolded part of your post, how could human remains endure a transpacific journey spanning 1-3 years? Gotta be something hungry enough between here and there to take care most organic material...

    Shock factor draws in readers!
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    Re: 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Re: the bolded part of your post, how could human remains endure a cross-Pacific journey spanning 1-3 years? Gotta be something hungry enough between here and there to take care most organic material...

    Shock factor draws in readers!
    Unless they're in the cars and boats......double ew!

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    Re: 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Unless they're in the cars and boats......double ew!
    Japanese cars float?

    To think what Teddy woulda paid for one of those...

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    Re: 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

    It's going to take 3 years from the date of the tsunami to get here? Wow. That's a long time.

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    Re: 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

    how dense is this blob of junk?

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    Re: 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

    So extremely sad. . . people's lives - true lives and material gains from hard work . . . washed up, all trash.

    Rather depressing.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    Re: 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    So extremely sad. . . people's lives - true lives and material gains from hard work . . . washed up, all trash.

    Rather depressing.
    try not to think about it.

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    Re: 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward US shores

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    try not to think about it.
    Too late - maybe some good will come up it: closure for some if they're able to find their loved ones physical remains.

    Maybe some momentos and memorables will be returned - pictures and other important items. . . all should be given back. Some items might still be usable - who knows.

    That would be a bit of a good.
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