Alaskan coastline filled with 2011 Japanese Tsunami debris, including a ghost ship
Alaska is filing the effects of the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, four years after the tragedy occurred. The Tsunami sent almost 5 million tons of trash in the Pacific Ocean, some of which has collected on the Alaska coastline. The cleanup effort will be underway this week after years of planning and fund raising.
Alaska has the biggest coastline than any other state and a cleanup effort of this scale and magnitude has never been attempted on the shores.
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The 2011 Japanese Tsunami resulted in lots of trash such as fishing line, Styrofoam, broken trees, fuel drums and urethane being released into the ocean. Also many of the ships were caught in the devastation and drifted in the ocean aimlessly. Such debris and trash are harmful for the flora and fauna of the ocean and also to the inhabitants of the shores where this debris will accumulate.