Last year’s tsunami in Japan threw 1.5 million tons of debris into the ocean. It’s starting to show up on the West Coast — a soccer ball here, a motorcycle there, a 66-foot, 165-ton dock. According to the Associated Press, more might be coming. Or it might not. But when the debris arrives, if enough arrives, it could be dangerous enough to be a national emergency.
No one knows for sure what’s going to happen next. The AP talked tosome expertswho thought most of that debris would chill out in the ocean, far from American shores. But they also talked to experts with names, like Chris Pallister, who was not so sanguine: [continue]
Troubling. Will we have debris from the tsunami washing up on Gabriola beaches, or will it wind up elsewhere — like on the west coast of Vancouver Island — instead?
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