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Recycling the Rubble
A year following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle rubble into a strong construction material, which could be a possible solution for safely and inexpensively rebuilding Haiti’s structures.
The physical damage and human casualties resulting from the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti illustrate the devastating impact of natural hazards on communities that are not adequately prepared. The Caribbean is a region with an unusually high exposure to both earthquakes and hurricanes. This program will critically examine the hazards facing the region, and transfer integrated knowledge and tools to aid the countries in minimizing the impact of these events as well as promote sustainable development. Read more.