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Comment by Benjamin Van Eck on March 16, 2011 at 12:20pm
It is really a tribute to how well the Japanese were prepared for this that relatively few people were killed in such a massive earthquake. Next time I'm annoyed by strict building codes I'll have to keep in mind that there are really good reasons for them. I'm not sure you want to burn the waste - burning large amounts of trash seems like it would produce a lot of nasty smoke, ash, and chemicals that you wouldn't want to have just floating around on your little island. That being said I can't think of much else you could do with that much debris.
Comment by Ingrid Scott on March 14, 2011 at 7:01am
Have to admire the Japanese, though. Knowing that they have the potential for these occurrences by their world location on the ring of fire, they were as prepared as possible. This was just waaaaay larger than they could prepare for. And there has been a much faster and more coordinated response than we saw here after Katrina, which was a far smaller disaster. It's an enormous disaster, and It will be a long process to recoup & rebuild. Hopefully the assistance will continue (and doesn't peter out as it did with Haiti.) Hopefully also there won't be continued quakes, tsunamis & radiation adding to it.

Comment by Janet Liebsch on March 13, 2011 at 11:06pm
yeah - it's so sad watching all the footage. Not sure if they'll burn or just haul out on barges and dump in ocean. Aftershocks are so intense they're still dealing with more possible tsunamis too .. not to mention nuke stuff. (sigh)

Comment by Fyre Walker on March 13, 2011 at 10:54pm
I Agree John, except the real work come in when they have to sort what they burn, not to mention the wait for the water to recede as well as the decomposing garbage in the meantime. It's just going to be awful for all of them for a long time. First Haiti, now Japan. It's a very scary time indeed.
Comment by John Allen on March 13, 2011 at 6:03pm
What a mess....i was just sitting here thinking as I see all the stuff in the water, It's such a small country with not much room for landfills. Burning the waste might be the best option?

Comment by Janet Liebsch on March 13, 2011 at 11:39am
posted a short video of Japan tsunami damage above (for now) and in tsunami post

Comment by Janet Liebsch on March 12, 2011 at 10:18am
just added a short earthquake montage vid .. also check out USFRA's Earthquake safety tips

Comment by Janet Liebsch on February 20, 2011 at 9:17am
As fyi, just added a vid above called "How Tough is it to Build a Dirty Bomb?" .. also check out USFRA's RDD discussion
Comment by Wayne G on February 11, 2011 at 3:41pm
I have always been big on emergency preparadness whether at work or at home!

Comment by Bob Allard on December 17, 2010 at 5:59pm

This is good info, tks


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