Nordstrom Environmental Impact

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While reading The Guardian article, I found it alarming the environmental impacts that resulted from this disaster. According to, sediments from Japan’s coast were found up to three miles inland. Homes, businesses, cars, and boats were swept into the sea and can still be found today washing onto the shores of British Columbia. You can see the images here: It is estimated that up to 1.5 million tons of debris was washed into the Pacific Ocean. As a result, the Pacific Ocean garbage patch gained a vast blanket of waste. The waste dumped was equivalent to what gets tossed into the Pacific in just one year.…show more content…
A large number of refugee’s and evacuees left their home and immigrated to other cities in search for work. Furthermore, a total of three nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima site were disabled due to the tsunami. This allowed the reactors cores to melt and release radioactive pollution into the air and water. Studies by Greenpeace over the last six years have shown high radiation content in Japan’s fir trees and pale blue grass butterflies, resulting in growth and heritable mutations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge loss 22% of their Laysan Albatross Chicks, totaling 110,000. While reading, I thought, “Is there anything Japan can do to protect its country in the event of another
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