Tsunami Waste Litters Alaskan Coastline
- The Moscow Times
- Mar. 20 2013 00:00
- Last edited 20:43
Drifting debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami has reached Alaska and Hawaii.
About 75 percent of the Alaskan coastline is littered with garbage from Japan's Tohoku earthquake and the resulting tsunami, and the amount continues to increase. The debris has been sweeping in slow motion across the Pacific Ocean since the tsunami happened two years ago this month. The plume of debris will continue to flow toward the United States' southwest coast through 2014, according to researchers from the International Pacific Research Center at Hawaii University.