International Journal of Environment
(ISSN: 2186-6872 (print). 2186-0009 (online))

Soil Restoration of Agricultural Land Damaged by Sea Water in Tohoku Earthquake 2011
Kiyoshi Omine, M. Azizul Moqsud, and Chellaiah Edward Raja
The mega earthquake that hit on 11th March, 2011 has triggered a Tsunami in the coastal areas of Tohoku region. Soil salinity in the agricultural land has become a great concern for soil restoration. Various approaches are being tried to get rid of the salinity problem of the agricultural land. In this study, major chemical properties of soil in Rikuzentakata city were measured in the field test during May and June, 2011. An innovative approach by using compost containing Halo bacteria/salt tolerance bacteria in this area and laboratory test was tested to restore the saline soil. This method can be useful for reducing the excessive salts from the soil and consequently reduced the salinity problem. The compost can also provide necessary nutrients to the soil and plant.
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