Japan Tsunami Debris Washes Up In Alaska

Debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan has reached North America. Plastic bottles, children’s toys, and insulating foam from buildings is washing up on beaches in the Alaskan panhandle. Although it is estimated that 70% of the tsunami debris has sunk, it is also estimated that as much as 1.5 million tons is headed for North America.

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Japanese Tsunami Debris Headed For U.S. West Coast

A massive collection of over 25 million tons of cars, houses, body parts, and other debris from last year's tsunami in Japan is headed for the West coast of North America. Congress is debating if the debris counts as "imports" and should be calculated-in to the trade deficit.