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One historical use of the Pacific Ocean is as a dumping grounds. I have seen reports that people have been dumping plastics and other toxins for decades, which is causing problems for marine life. The size of the gyre is as big as Texas. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_Garbage_Patch
Who is responsible for cleaning this up? Are there treaties to stop this practice?
posted 2 years, 11 months ago
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