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Japan tsunami debris heads for Hawaii beach that's already an ocean dumping ground

 

Kamilo Beach on the southern tip of Hawaii's Big Island has long been a dumping ground for debris sent by ocean currents -- an estimated 20 tons wash ashore each year.

But Japan's 2011 tsunami is sending even more debris its way, adding to the impacts of the beach and wildlife, from seabirds to fish. Watch the reports by NBC's Miguel Almaguer for details.

Take a tour of what many are calling the world's dirtiest beach. Kamilo Beach sits on the southern tip of Hawaii's Big Island and gets an estimated 20 tons of garbage on its shores every year. Researchers and residents are worried tsunami debris from Japan will only add to an already overwhelming problem.

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