The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) denies that there is a tsunami debris island the size of Texas headed for the United States.
Category: Earthquake Japan
Volunteers and government workers are regularly patrolling the beaches of the Pacific Northwest. They are looking for, and picking up, debris that has come ashore from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. From the islands off Alaska to Washington and Oregon, more and more debris is being found on the shore that clearly originated in Japan.
In a study released just before Christmas, researchers estimate that 14,000 Americans died due to the effects of radioactive materials released by the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in March 2011. Joseph J. Mangano and Janette D. Sherman authored the paper which was published in the December 2011 International Journal of Health Services.
The U.S. Military’s role is to assist and augment the efforts and capabilities of the Japanese government by cleaning schools, providing showers and kerosene, handing out backpacks and playing music for displaced citizens.
Watabe sees hope for the children because of the role the joint efforts of the U.S. and Japanese military.
“There were 400 people huddled together that night offering encouragement to each other,” Watabe said. “Thank you for helping to clean the schools so that eventually the children can come back.”