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Japanese technology being used to improve foundation of tsunami-hit land


Japanese technology being used to improve foundation of tsunami-hit land

Iwate/ Tokyo, Sep 10 (ANI): Some 1,700 people were killed during by the 2011 tsunami disaster in Rikuzen-Takata city of Japan's Iwate Prefecture. To ensure early recovery from the disaster, Japan's Shimizu Corporation is working to improve the foundation of the land by using a three kilometer long belt conveyor system to transport huge amounts of sediment created by the tsunami.

In order to protect the residents, this elevated land foundation is being built to a height where it can bear even a tsunami. The belt conveyor drives soil at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour and at a height of 20 metres.

The Shimizu Corporation is expected to complete the project in two-and-a-half years through the use of belt conveyer technology. If the company uses trucks to transport the soil, it would take more than eight years to complete the project.

Moreover, the belt conveyer system led to the improvement of environmental degradation and also contributed to prevent accidents that might have occurred i

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