21 Jun '11, 1pm

Japan's tsunami debris set for 10-year Pacific tour

Japan's tsunami debris set for 10-year Pacific tour

Debris created by March 11 tsunami. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS - DEBRIS sucked from the shoreline of Japan by the March 11 tsunami has embarked on a 10-year circuit of the North Pacific, posing an enduring threat to shipping and wildlife, a French green group says. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami created an estimated 25 million tonnes of waste, 'countless quantities' of which swept out to sea when the wave receded, Robin des Bois (Robin Hood) said. The debris includes dense forms as diverse as planes, ships, cars and chemical tanks, which after sinking will become an inshore hazard for trawlers and the environment by leaking oil, fuel and industrial fluids, it said. Thick mats of floating wood and plastic will take between one and two years to cross the Pacific and then split into two large patches, the group said in a report dated May 31. One will head northwards parall...

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