Japanese tsunami debris drifting across the Pacific

tsunami-debris-navy.jpgScientists tracking the mass of debris from coastal Japan washed into the ocean by the March 11 tsunami are happy to report it's right where they predicted it would be. Millions of tons of floating stuff — household items, lumber, clothing, even appliances such as refrigerators and TVs — are approaching Midway Island and should reach the Hawaiian islands in two years, the West Coast of North America in three. A Russian ship traveling from Honolulu and Vladivostok recently picked up a 20-foot fishing vessel from the Fukushima prefecture. So far, radiation levels have measured normal.

Photo: Tsunami debris spotted by the U.S. Navy in April or earlier

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