Saturday, August 8, 2015

No Mountain Of Japan's Tsunami Debris Is Arriving In Fort Worth Today

Today we have a slight variant in our popular series of bloggings about news items I see in west coast online news sources, usually the Seattle Times, which would likely not be something I would see in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The caption under the photo says...

A barge carrying 1 million pounds of debris that washed up on Alaska and Canada coastlines — half of it from the 2011 Japan tsunami — signals a larger cleanup that needs to be done.

That mountain behind the mountain of debris is Mount Rainier. That bird flying over Mount Rainier is a seagull.

I don't think a barge carrying a million pounds of anything could float very far on the Trinity River.

Half the mountain of debris came from the tsunami which struck Japan in 2011. What does this tsunami debris consist of, I can not help but wonder? How does a debris collector tell that debris is from Japan's tsunami, rather than junk thrown off a cruise ship, or some other source?

Has Japanese tsunami debris washed up on the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, too? Or did it all end up north of the border?

What is Washington doing with that million pounds of debris? Is a lot of it recyclable?

So many questions, so few answers. I maybe could have clicked on the link and read the article. But I think my Seattle Times five articles a month quota has already kicked in.

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