"NOAA Douses Fears of Fukushima Tsunami Debris Heading to the U.S."

"The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has clarified that no island composed of debris from the Fukushima tsunami is heading towards the U.S. coast of California."

"'There is no solid mass of debris from Japan heading to the United States.'

'At this point, nearly three years after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, whatever debris remains floating is very spread out. It is spread out so much that you could fly a plane over the Pacific Ocean and not see any debris since it is spread over a huge area, and most of the debris is small, hard-to-see objects,' NOAA wrote on its Marine Debris blog."

Esther Tanquintic-Misa reports for the International Business Times November 7, 2013.

Source: Intl Business Times, 11/07/2013