Special presentation given on threat of tsunami debris that may be headed our way at some point in the next few years

Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar

HILO, Hawaii: Debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan could reach the United States as early as this winter, according to predictions by NOAA scientists. However, there is still a large amount of uncertainty over exactly what is still floating, where it’s located, where it will go, when it will arrive, and what will happen when it gets here.

This video on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris website explains more.

Recently, NOAA made a special presentation to the Hawaii County Council Committee on Environmental Management, about what is known – and what is NOT known – in regards to the tsunami debris headed our way.

Speaking to the council from Honolulu, Carey Morishige, the Pacific Islands Regional Coordinator, gave the details.

Images shown in the presentation are from the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

For more info: http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/info/japanfaqs.html