Geoenvironmental issues for the recovery from the 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami

T. Katsumi, T. Inui, A. Takai, K. Endo, H. Sakanakura, H. Imanishi, M. Kazama, M. Nakashima, M. Okawara, Y. Otsuka, H. Sakamoto, H. Suzuki, T. Yasutaka

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Abstract

Several geoenvironmental issues have been caused by the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku. This paper presents two issues, namely (1) treatment of disaster debris and utilization in geotechnical applications and (2) countermeasures against nuclide contamination. Use of the treated disaster debris for the recovery of infrastructures have been conducted at the disaster affected areas, in particular at the areas subsided by this disaster. Characterization, standardization, and strategic utilization of the recovered soils obtained from the disaster debris are presented. Countermeasures against soils and wastes contaminated with nuclides require the approach from several geoenvironmental viewpoints, such as the design and performance evaluation of containment system for contaminated materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnics for Catastrophic Flooding Events - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilation, GEDMAR 2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages69-78
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781138027091
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilation, GEDMAR 2014 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2014 Sep 162014 Sep 18

Publication series

NameGeotechnics for Catastrophic Flooding Events - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilation, GEDMAR 2014

Other

Other4th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilation, GEDMAR 2014
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period14/9/1614/9/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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