RIKUZENTAKATA REDEVELOPMENT

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Photo shows the the view of rebuilding project from a hilltop in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Atlas Copco drill rigs, two of which can be seen in the lower portion of this photo, are a key feature of the project, which will shift blasted rubble from a nearby hillside to the central part of the city, which was flattened by the 2011 tsunami, where the land will be raised 10 meters. Rubble is transferred to the lower lying coastal land via a 3-km-long conveyor belt system. Rob Gilhooly Photo
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