- Jon Miner
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We should build ocean going garbage collectors to clean up the debris from the Japanese tsunami.
1.5 million tons of junk washed out of the towns in Japan which were struck by the earthquake and tsunami are floating toward the beaches on North America. The old way was to wait until it came ashore and send thousands of people there to pick it up. The amount of junk now approaching far exceeds what this method can alleviate.
This junk include thousands of containers of toxic substances which will degrade over tens of years contaminating thousands of miles of coastline. This is at least a magnitude worse than any oil spill we have experienced.
My idea it to net it up at sea before it arrives on shore.