Ocean-Cleaning Device Malfunctions

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, January 6, 2019

A boom tasked with cleaning up a massive plastic patch in the Pacific has malfunctioned.

It will now have to be pulled back to port to be fixed.

A section of the boom detached.

The device was deployed back in September. 

If all goes according to plan, about 50 percent of the plastic will be cleaned up within five years.

The Team

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