Sunday, June 10, 2012

Concerns over Pacific debris grow in America

There is now a not unfounded concern that the huge amount of debris floating over the Pacific Ocean could itself turn into an environmental disaster. How do clean the debris up technically and operationally is a problem. The question of which country should bear the cost of clean-up is also an important issue as its original cause is an Act of Nature. The impacts of the debris on 'marine life certainly need to be studied to ensure that seafood from the waters is safe for daily consumption, as fish 'contaminated with radiation has reached water off California. A fairly critical question raised in an online newspaper in Russia ( RT, 8 June') is': why has the federal government in the USA not created a centralised programme to handle the looming environmental threat '?