What weighs a million tonnes and is the size of Texas?

  oresome 20:51 05 Nov 13

An enormous floating island of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami, drifting towards the coast of America.

I can't believe that no attempt to clean up this mess has been made. Presumably someone will have to foot the bill for the clean up when it eventually reaches land. .

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  Aitchbee 21:10 05 Nov 13

I once got tsunami for my first word in a scrabble game ... used all my letters ... and got 50 points bonus [and a round of applause!]

  Aitchbee 23:03 05 Nov 13

It might not be all that bad.

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  Quickbeam 08:09 06 Nov 13

This can't be the first instance of this happening, and I doubt that you can hold anyone responsible to be able to sue them.

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:15 06 Nov 13

"that would cover an area the size of Texas."

Note The Independant's use of the word "would", which begs the question, how thinly would all that junk have to be spread-out to cover that area?

  lotvic 13:09 06 Nov 13

All that free driftwood etc, lots of uses :)

There are people in some countries that would be pleased to receive such a gift.

  sunnystaines 13:25 06 Nov 13

may well be colonised by wildlife now

  bumpkin 13:55 06 Nov 13

"All that free driftwood etc, lots of uses :)"

Free delivery too, whether you want it or not.

  finerty 17:18 06 Nov 13

maybe we could recycle it or use it as bio fuel,

  VCR97 19:20 06 Nov 13

Possibly some bodies in that lot.

  sunnypete 10:47 07 Nov 13

51st State? have to change Old Glory again? Incidentally, VCR97 don't seem to have seen you for a while. As I recall, that was a CRT some folks used for their first TV?

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