ABSTRACT

LLIS Good Story: Debris Management: The American Samoa Joint Field Office's Formation of the Interagency Debris Management Task Force   [open pdf - 327KB]

"The American Samoa Joint Field Office established an inter-agency debris management task force to develop and execute an island-wide debris removal and cleanup plan after a tsunami struck the island in 2009. The task force collaborated with the American Samoa Government to optimize island-wide debris management strategies, including reducing impacts to limited landfill capacity; identifying resource gaps, authorities, and capabilities; engaging the public to help segregate roadside debris; reducing the burning of pressure-treated wood; dealing with submerged cars and boats; and maximizing recycling of debris."

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Date:
2012-01-13
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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