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Giant Vortex of Floating Trash

Located about 1,000 miles west of California is a massive vortex of floating trash that is estimated to be twice the size of Texas.

Scientists believe much of the trash – mostly plastic that won’t decompose – washes down storm drains and rivers, eventually drifting in large ocean vortices where currents swirl like water in a drain.

Most of the plastic has broken into tiny fragments (plastic becomes brittle due to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation) and float just below the surface.

 


 
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Investigation Underscores Need for Water Quality Funding - Research shows the hazardous impacts of fertilizer runoff are not isolated to the Gulf of Mexico. Over-concentrated nutrients also endanger our recreation areas, as with the 1,400 closures or swim warnings issued this summer at public beaches in the 12 states under review. Most troubling of all, those nutrients end up in our drinking water, potentially threatening our health and driving up municipal governments’ water treatment costs, which are covered by our tax dollars.


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