Japanese Debris Arrives

by | Dec 20, 2011 | Archives

Japanese debris is arriving on the US West Coast.

As kids we used to play in Oregon’s Pacific Ocean a lot.  Cape Lookout State Park… north to Seaside was our haunt.

This was dangerous… huge waves… strong tides and a lot of deadheads (old logs) moving like freight trains in the surf.


Here I am on the Oregon coast.

Now my enjoyment of Oregon’s beach is more relaxed but there is a new threat to that enjoyment as well.

Last April there was news about the potential of Japanese debris hitting West Coast beaches like an article in the Daily Mail that said:  Cars, whole houses and even severed feet in shoes: The vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami that’s floating towards U.S. West Coast

A vast field of debris, swept out to sea following the Japan earthquake and tsunami, is floating towards the U.S. West Coast, it has emerged.

This is not surprising. As kids we often found glass floats in the surf… that had made the journey all the way from Japan.


Last October 17, 2011 NOAA Predictions for Tsunami Debris Arrival at Oregon Coast: When, How Big, that said:

(Oregon Coast) – This week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it predicts debris from the Japanese earthquake-driven tsunami this spring will start washing up on the Oregon coast some time in 2013. The announcement also came with a request for the public to report such strandings of objects – to keep an eye out on the oceans when that time comes (photo above: logs washed up at Rockaway Beach).

So far, all the predictions are being created by computer modeling, and scientists agree they are in uncharted territory. In the announcement by NOAA, the organization said independent computer modeling by NOAA and the University of Hawaii seem to be coming up with the same results.

“If the models are correct, debris could pass near or wash ashore in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in spring 2012 approach the West Coast of the United States in 2013, and circle back to Hawaii in 2014 to 2016,” NOAA said in an official release.

However, the debris has arrived sooner.

A December 16, 2011 CTVNews  article says “Japan tsunami flotsam begins washing ashore in B.C. says: 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.

Winds and currents have carried the items — emblazoned with Japanese characters — nearly 21,000 kilometres across the Pacific Ocean. They began washing up in the Tofino area on Vancouver Island’s west coast earlier this week.

Enenews Canada TV says: 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.

The debris appears to have reached further south in Washington and Oregon An associated Press article “Debris from Japanese tsunami reaches West Coast” says:   Jim Ingraham stands next to a Japanese float on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 in Port Angeles, Wash. The float, found two weeks ago near Neah Bay, Wash., is believed to be among the first identifiable debris from the March 11 tsunami in Japan found along the U.S. coast.   PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Some debris from the March tsunami in Japan has reached the West Coast.

A black float about the size of a 55-gallon drum was found two weeks ago by a crew cleaning a beach a few miles east of Neah Bay at the northwest tip of Washington, the Peninsula Daily News reported Wednesday.

The float was displayed at a Tuesday night presentation at Peninsula College by Seattle oceanographers Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Jim Ingraham, consultants who produce the “Beachcombers Alert” newsletter.

Tons of debris from Japan will likely begin washing ashore in about a year, from California to southern Alaska, they said. Items that wash up may include portions of houses, boats, ships, furniture, portions of cars and just about anything else that floats, he said.

That could include parts of human bodies, Ebbesmeyer said. Athletic shoes act as floats.

Flotsam in a current travels an average of 7 mph, but it can move as much as 20 mph if it has a large area exposed to the wind, Ebbesmeyer said. The latest float sits well atop the water, has a shallow draft and is lightweight. Similar floats have been found on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

Models show currents could pull some Japanese tsunami debris into the Strait of Juan de Fuca as far as Port Townsend.

“All debris should be treated with a great reverence and respect,” Ebbesmeyer said.

If the debris has any kind of identifiable marking, such as numbers or Japanese writing, it may be traceable, Ebbesmeyer said. Families in Japan are waiting to hear of any items that may have been associated with their loved ones.

Ebbesmeyer is retired from a career that included tracking icebergs, the 1989 Exxon Valdes oil spill and Puget Sound currents that affect sewage outflows. He wrote the 2009 book, “Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How a Man’s Obsession with runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science.”

Ingram has retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he created computer models of ocean currents.

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What you must know before taking Potassium Iodide for Radiation Protection

We have received many calls and emails from students & friends concerned about the Nuclear Accident in Japan and potential radiation danger in the U.S. & Canada.  A large number of people have told us they want to know if they should take Potassium Iodide (hereafter PI), which is being heavily promoted now for radiation protection.

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Robert is also working on other special reports to help you navigate the large amount of misleading or fragmentary information on this nuclear accident and on radiation protection in general, which will be sent out soon to everyone on our mailing list.


To protect your health and that of your loved ones, Here is what is essential for you to know:

*  Potassium Iodide only deals with one aspect of nuclear fallout (radioactive Iodine) and only protects one part of the human body (the Thyroid gland).

*  Potassium Iodide is not a complete protection against nuclear radiation.

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*  High Dosage PI may cause birth defects, so pregnant women should take it only in cases of immediate radiation fallout danger (very “hot” zones.)

*  PI does not need to be taken far in advance of nuclear exposure.

*  PI should not be taken on an ongoing basis, and should be discontinued once exposure has ended.

*  Children should never be given the full dosage PI tablets which adults take; their dosage needs to be considerably reduced.

*  Natural sources of organic Iodine are much more bioavailable and less toxic than inorganic pharmaceuticals like PI tablets.

*  For more complete protection against radiation, there are specific foods and supplements which are needed.  Many people have survived severe nuclear exposure (especially in Hiroshima and Nagasaki) without any supplementation of high dosage PI tablets, by eating the correct radiation-clearing foods.

See a link to the entire PI article below.

There have always been risks when getting in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Now they have increased at least a bit… perhaps a lot.  Time will tell.  If the debris from Japan has radioactivity, the time to start protecting should be early rather than late.


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The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.


Read more:

Daily Mail Japanese Debris April 2011

NOAA Predictions for Tsunami Debris Arrival at Oregon Coast: When, How Big

CTV article: Japan tsunami flotsam begins washing ashore in B.C.

enenews.com Canada-tv-japan-debris-hits-bc-twice-size-of-texas

Associated Press Debris from Japanese tsunami reaches West Coast

See the entire article on Potassium Iodide from the Vesica Institute here.