a new hazard. 18 million tonnes of debris from the tsunami is making its way to our shores. The junk, including refrigerators, televisions and a fishing boat from Fukushima, was recently spotted in mid-ocean by a Russian trawler. The debris field covers a huge swath estimated to be 3200 kilometers long by 1600 kilometers wide.
The good news is that it won't hit the coast until 2014.