By Enenews Admin
Canada TV: Japan debris hits BC — Warned about radiation — “Never seen such a large quantity of debris” says resident — Moving much faster than expected — Estimated twice as big as Texas (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
Japan tsunami flotsam begins washing ashore in B.C., CTV Calgary, Dec. 16 2011:
- Bottles, cans and lumber from the tsunami that devastated Japan in March began washing up on British Columbia shores this week
- More than a year earlier than oceanographers had initially predicted
- Began washing up in the Tofino area on Vancouver Island’s west coast earlier this week
- Jean-Paul Froment, a longtime area resident, says he’s used to seeing things wash up on the beach, but has never seen such a large quantity of debris at once
More to Come
- Flotsam now arriving in B.C. heralds a much larger cluster of debris on its way
- It is moving much faster than expected
Amount of Debris
- Estimated to be twice the size of Texas
- About 2,700 kilometres east of Hawaii
- He [?] warned cleanup crews and local officials should keep public safety in mind when handling and disposing of large objects
- Possible they could still contain radioactive water
More Japan debris washed up in the US this week: Paper: First Japan debris hits US, Canada — People warned about radiation — Recommended for Police to have Geiger counters — “Bodies will likely begin washing up in about a year”
Other recent reports:
- Senator: We need agressive plan to deal with mass of “toxic debris” headed to US from Japan — Concern over hazards to people, fish & clogged waterways
- Largest pieces of radioactive tsunami debris could arrive on West Coast of US and Canada “within days” — Simulation shows it arriving now
Watch the CTV video here
Here’s a relevant comment left on the ENE News page concerning the lack of awareness on behalf of state and local authorities about this unprecedented situation rapidly developing along the West Coast. It would be wise for everyone to get on the phone to talk with your Congressional representatives and Mayors about this threat to coastline communities.
Norbu, I’d like to coordinate with you on this. I just spoke with a local City Councilperson. She wasn’t aware of the debris coming, nor the threat of radioactive contamination eventually making its way around the globe on the Great Conveyor Belt.
IMHO, no, I don’t think many of the mayors, city councils, and city managers, etc. know about this, yet. The Councilwoman sincerely thanked me, and asked me to contact the city manager and assistant manager with my concerns. She also said they were very open to learning of credible media reporting and scientific data.
I just contacted the CA Maritime Academy in Vallejo, CA, and left a message for the Director’s assistant. They have been aware of the issue for some time. I asked if they’d please call me and let me know of scientific reporting they’re aware of, and any action being taken/planning on the part of the state/federal govts.
Think of it this way — the governments are made up of people. In cities and towns, they are probably mostly concerned with day to day operations of their localities. Larger cities’ governments may have a higher level of awareness, because they may be forced to by issues like dealing with port authorities when shipping lanes are blocked, etc.
The federal government has remained more or less mum on the debris issue, AND on the radiation issue. So it’s fair to ask whether or not the federal govt. and federal agencies think they would benefit by having ocal, county, and state govts. asking too many questions & applying pressure. They might have to raise their standard of accountability, which I’ll assert they do not want to do.
Maybe I’m wrong. This info. may to take a long time to trickle down to the level of local governments. IMHO, we will have to force the issue and get our local governments to start asking questions and putting pressure on the states and the feds, at a higher level than we are able to do. Just my opinion, FWIW