- Posted May 5, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Tsunami Debris Major Environmental Disaster
Tsunami debris has already been found along the west coast and a 1.5 million ton flotilla of debris is headed our way.
This is a very big deal. Much of this debris contains toxins. We need to be prepared to dispose of it properly.
Much of the debris will have sentimental value to the victims of the Japanese tsunami, so sensitivity is needed when sorting through the debris.
There are already reports of a deluge of debris in Alaska, especially on Kayak and Montague Islands. The potential for environmental damage is great. The need for careful handling of the debris is considerable.
This would be a great project for prisoners and the unemployed. We must deal with this monstrous amount of waste, much of it potentially hazardous.
Chris Pallister of Gulf of Alaska Keepers said this is much greater in magnitude than the Exxon Valdez.
Are we ready for what's coming?
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And in other news, Japanese gathered in large numbers to celebrate the closure of the last nuclear power plant in Japan. Wow! Congratulations Japan!
Thanks for reading!