Letter: Purify debris from Japan by fire
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Regarding tsunami flotsam reaching our shores: When Japanese kelp- and mussel-coated docks, or other alien marine life, chemical or radioactive debris, etc., reach our beaches, it should immediately be sterilized by fire before anything possibly detrimental to our environment can escape.
We used flamethrowers in past wars and that process can easily be used today.
Hauling such debris ashore for burial when possible could still pollute equipment and soil.
Cook it. Destroy it by heat at the first opportunity. Then decide what to do with it.