Environmental management of disposal and recycling of disaster waste generated by the Great East Japan Earthquake

Sihinya Inazumi, Hiroyasu Ohtsu, Naoki Okuno

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Abstract

At present in Japan, we are looking into the proper management of the large amount of disaster waste generated by the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred on March 11, 2011. Under the present circumstances, the waste goes from the disaster area to first and second temporary storage sheds; however, we don' t dispose of much of the waste, so we must propose a policy for the disposal of the waste to aid the rapid recovery of the area. In this study, we quantify the environmental impact caused by the disposal of tsunami debris generated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and add a time scale; in addition, we examine the appropriate disposal flow from the standpoints of environmental economy and time scale. As a result, we will show the importance of advocating broad-based disposal and recycling of waste in regards to environmental economy and time scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium
PublisherPeople's Communications Press
Pages160-167
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9787114105821
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium: New Advances in Geotechnical Engineering - Chengdu, China
Duration: 2013 May 182013 May 19

Publication series

Name5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium

Other

Other5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium: New Advances in Geotechnical Engineering
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period13/5/1813/5/19

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Keywords

  • Broad-based disposal
  • Disaster waste
  • Disposal flow
  • Environmental impact
  • Recycling of waste
  • Tsunami debris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Inazumi, S., Ohtsu, H., & Okuno, N. (2013). Environmental management of disposal and recycling of disaster waste generated by the Great East Japan Earthquake. In 5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium (pp. 160-167). (5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium). People's Communications Press.