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Scientists: Pacific Trash Patch is Sea of Chemical Sludge

A University of Georgia study released in February estimated 8-million tons of plastic garbage was dumped into the oceans in 2010. In the Pacific Ocean, currents collect that plastic into a huge slowly spinning garbage patch where it poses a major environmental threat to sea life.  The culprit, researchers say, is plastic. Coming from virtually everywhere — a veritable river of garbage winding its way into the world's oceans — the trash concentrates in five of the Earth’s...

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