Wednesday, February 6, 2013


in Alaska. The environmental disaster on the Alaskan coastline is probably one the least reported stories.
This from NPR:
Trash, much of it believed to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, litters the beach on Montague Island, Alaska, on Jan. 26.

"Last summer, the state paid for an aerial survey to inspect 2,500 miles of Alaska's coastline. Elaine Busse Floyd, who's with the state's Department of Environmental Conservation, says there was tsunami debris on every beach photographed.
"They took over 8,000 pictures, and it was more widespread and in greater quantities than we even expected," Floyd says."
"In a lot of ways, it's a lot worse than the oil spill," Pallister says, "both in the geographic scope of it and the chemicals that are coming with it. And who knows what the impacts are going to be?"

Tsunami debris, Alaska, beach debris, beach trash, Alaska beach
Last May, we reported that on 40 tons of debris from the 2011 Tsunami that devastated coastal regions of Japan had washed up on Montague Island in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Since then, trash has continued to land on Alaska’s beaches, and cleanup efforts have been sluggish at best. The trash could have a serious long-term effects on the environment, but the federal government has been slow to act, and little money has been devoted to cleaning up the beaches so far.
Once again, we must ask, why are stories like this not making the news? Is it because it might hurt the tourist industry? Is all about dollars and not about protecting the environment? How many more disasters are not being reported or greatly under reported?
Many groups, organizations and individuals are trying to inform us all about these kinds of stories. Of course, mainstream media paints these people as fringe idiots. Occasionally someone like NPR catches on. It is clear that if you want to know what is happening, what really matters to the planet, you'll need to look elsewhere for the truth. The planet is in trouble and only knowing what is going on will give us a chance to help save it---from us!

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