The Big Sort: What to Do With 2 Million Tons of Fire Debris

By Molly Peterson, KQED News Fix/KQED Science

California’s biggest disaster cleanup in a century is now three-quarters complete, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. And like the North Bay fires that caused it, this massive response is one for the record books.

“It is a very complicated debris removal operation,” California Office of Emergency Services director Mark Ghilarducci told a Santa Rosa town hall in January. “The largest debris clearance operation we’ve seen since the 1906 earthquake.” 

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