Analysts for the Ministry of the Environment have predicted that debris from the Tohoku earthquake is likely to start arriving in the U.S. in the coming months.
The ministry says that it is under no obligation to retrieve the debris, but that it intends to offer the U.S. and Canada compensation amounting to $6 million to help with the clean-up, TBS reported Saturday.
The ministry expects a total of around 1.5 million tons of debris to reach the U.S west coast and Canada, starting with around 290 tons next month.
Although original predictions put the date in October, an analysis of the latest wind and ocean current data moved the predicted arrival date back to December. The ministry predicts that around 33,000 tons of debris will arrive at the coasts of the U.S. and Canada by next June.© Japan Today