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Flotsam from March 11 tsunami reaches U.S. West Coast

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oh wow, it won't be a pretty sight. A month ago I witnessed a beach cleaning operation in Chiba...Tons of construction wood, trees, house poles and walls, etc. , washed ashore...

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I think they should make an agreement with Tokyo to send it back and have it burned here.

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MaboDofu, and that would be because...?

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By next spring/summer the West coast beaches will be a mess. Hope children will be safe from plastic bottles of chemicals and other dangerous stuff.

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We should return all debris back to Japan. It is of course their property. Some sentimental items may be in the debris fields.

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Check for money in matresses before burning. Could be the first self-funded cleanup.

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Aqualung: Do you mean Futons? They sink when wet. I put one in a washing machine once, and wow.

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The flotsom and jetsam world tour.

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What the -1?!?! If one does not agree with my comments is invited to volunteer for helping. Especially beaches north of Choshi (Chiba) are still relatively full with debris

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No surprise here. Sad but this is mother nature. RIP

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Pretty sure Mabo~ was waxing ironic on his/her first comment. Going to be a lot of major freaking beach combing going on along the west coast.

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Good point Ranger. There might be some treasures to be found.

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Hope they don't encounter a lot of needles.............

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I would imagine most things of value have sunk. About the only things that will make it to the North American coastline are the things DESIGNED to float or wood debris.

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seems amazing almost that things can float for that long period of time, especially for a year from now! kinda intriqued to go just to see whatll show up next!

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Welcome to USA. We are big enough to accommodate all the unwanted junks from our neighbors.

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Now N. America can see the natural look of beaches in japan. Refrigerators,syringes,diapers,bamboo,wood, junk and etc.

Before March 11,2011 every day would be a pile of wood on the beach. So much wood you can build 30 story houses.

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New meaning to "Sister Cities." It was a tragedy, it will be remember for a very long time.

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terrible feelings come back to me every time march 11 is brought up T~T

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