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    Creeping Environmental Mess

    HEADLINE: Debris from Japanese tsunami steadily drifting toward California

    As the article stated
    that the best that can be done is to wait and watch, and clean up beaches if and when it hits California
    Then we will see more articlesabout it.

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    I get the impression that nobody really cares about environmental catastrophes anymore. we have become desensitized to it
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I get the impression that nobody really cares about environmental catastrophes anymore. we have become desensitized to it
    No one cares and yet they are expected to be fixed. Most the time it is the environments fault for being in the way of progress...

    Yep that will happen sometimes...
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    HEADLINE: Debris from Japanese tsunami steadily drifting toward California

    As the article stated


    Then we will see more articlesabout it.
    Hey, if anybody goes out to look, I need a fender for mo son's Honda.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R View post
    Hey, if anybody goes out to look, I need a fender for mo son's Honda.
    Most domestically sold Honda autos are made in Ohio. Bear Up North, being King of Distribution, and not far from the Honda epicenter, may be able to help, besides you don't want a fender after its spent some time brine-ing anyways!
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    Can always de-salinate it

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I get the impression that nobody really cares about environmental catastrophes anymore. we have become desensitized to it
    If they could cleaned up by sweeping generalizations, the world would be a better place.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    If they could cleaned up by sweeping generalizations, the world would be a better place.
    The Japanese will clean it up just like BP cleaned up the Gulf! After all they are responsible, no?
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    BUMP

    US braces for tsunami debris, but impact unclear

    Japanese tsunami dock washes up on US beach

    As a precaution against possible invasive species, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is coordinating a group of volunteers to remove the organisms from the dock starting on Thursday morning.” Salt water-dependent organisms will be removed from the beach, it said.
    invasive marine organisms - the Disaster after a Disaster.

    Nice map at: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...8/1?csp=34news

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    And it’s not only physical debris that is being washed ashore…

    “A Radioactive Nightmare: As fallout from Fukushima heads our way, the government turns a blind eye.”

    http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/...ightmare/9886/

    “Anyone not wearing 2 million sunblock is going to have a real bad day.” (sorry, just recently watched T2 for the nth time).

    Not funny.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    invasive marine organisms - the Disaster after a Disaster.
    Read something about how container ships already do the same thing. Thousands of containers are lost every year along shipping lanes. These containers essentially function as islands that allow species to leapfrog to places in the ocean where they otherwise couldn't get to. Like a species in temperate waters follows a trail of containers to bridge the equatorial waters where they couldn't survive.

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    Is there anything that can be done to prevent the mess from hitting land?
    "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism." - George Washington

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Is there anything that can be done to prevent the mess from hitting land?
    I would imagine that the vastness of the Pacific Ocean would make it enormously expensive. Although I'm sure the Pentagon has some extra cash lying around somewhere.
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Is there anything that can be done to prevent the mess from hitting land?
    I think we should invite the Japanese and Russian fishing fleets to run their trawlers inside our territorial limits until they've netted all the debris.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Unwelcome guests ride debris from tsunami

    Biologists fear that foreign species that arrive on our shores — crabs, barnacles, starfish, snails and plants — could establish a foothold and crowd out native creatures and plants.

    A 2005 Cornell University report put the damage cost of invasive aquatic species at more than $6.6 billion a year,
    As I titled this thread - creeping mess. Don't yet know the total damages yet.

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