First it was a soccer ball in Alaska. Then it was a Harley Davidson in British Columbia. Now, even more debris from the Japan tsunami is showing up on the shores of North America. The latest find is a giant dock, discovered on a beach in Oregon.
It’s massive — 20m long by 6m wide by 2m tall — and it floated all the way from Misawa, a city on the northern tip of Honshu. And its discovery portends of more to come. About five million tonnes of crap washed into the ocean as a result of the disaster, and we’ve just begun to find some of it on the West Coast of North America. It seems to be travelling faster than expected too. Experts thought this wreckage wouldn’t start landing here until at least March 2013, but it looks like it’s arriving ahead of schedule. [Oregonian via NPR]
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