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Tsunami debris now part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Tsunami debris now part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Updated 31 January 2014, 10:19 AEST

Almost three years after the tsunami which devastated Japan, mountains of debris that washed offshore are expected to arrive in one of the most polluted places on earth.

Computer modelling from a US Research Institute suggests material washed out to sea during the tsunami is drifting towards what's known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

As Brendan Arrow reports, a team of researchers will spend a month analysing the impact of the garbage on the ecosystem.

Presenter: Brendan Arrow reporting

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