Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A night out in Kyoto before departure to KL

Prof Suhaimi (UiTM), Prof Raihan Taha & myself. Photo captured infront of the Kyoto Station
Kyoto Tower at the background
Kyoto Tower (very nice night view of the Tower)

Waiting for dinner to be served. My last meal in Kyoto.

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A Visit to Nuclear Power Station

The information tower of the Nuclear Power Plant
The main entrance to the Nuclear Power Station. The entrance is tightly gated and guarded 365/7/24 to prevent from any sabotage.

from left to right: nuclear power station, Prof Raihan, Prof Suhaimi, Dr Muchlisin and
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Remediation of illegal dump site in Jepun

It is not exactly meant "illegal" dumpsite. The landfill was indeed legal but illegal due to the received amount of waste that exceeded the permitted value allowed by the authority. That was why the word "illegal" was used. The landfill is now covered with geomembrane to prevent contact of the rubbish with rain water.
The landfill is also equipped with groundwater diversion tunnel, to divert the groundwater flow from flowing trough the contaminated landfill.
TBM machine was used to make the tunnel. Geology consists of shale and chert (sedimentary rock)

The cost for remediation is USD100 million !!.
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Kansai International Airport Osaka Japan: A sinking airport

Just arrived at Kansai International Airport from KLIA. A journey took 6 1/2 hours from KLIA, departed at 12am and reached osaka at 7am. Surprised to see a hairline crack on the floor of the airport due to 2 main reasons; i.e. settlement of the airport because the airport was built on the reclamation land; or possibly due to an earthquake. Japan island is an island arc that is a product of subduction zone between two lithospheric plates that collide with each other.

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Groundwater Modeling Project for Sg Udang Landfill

Site visit to proposed Sg Udang Landfill in Melaka. The drilling team from IKRAM Selatan was carrying their SI work when we arrived to the site. A discussion with site engineer En Rahman. From left is Mr Jasni, Prof Rahim and En Rahman.

Inspecting a soil sample at the site

Drilling for SI is in progress
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Groundwater Discussion at NAHRIM in Seri Kembangan, Selangor

A discussion on groundwater abstraction issues was conducted today at NAHRIM in Seri Kembangan, Selangor. The discussion was chaired by Dr Saim Suratman. The issue highlighted in the discussion was about a groundwater abstraction project at Batang Padang in Perak, that will be developed by Simedarby (under Water Management Unit) for fresh water supply to Klang Valley.

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