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Enormous ‘toxic’ debris field is creeping toward the U.S. in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan in 2011

That most concentrated part of the junk field is easily broader than Texas and centered approximately 1,700 miles off the Pacific coast, between California and Hawaii, although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hasn’t published more precise estimates. The agency estimates that the trash overall is scattered across an area in the ocean about three times the size of the continental United States. [email protected] 11:35