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debris field

An area in which debris, e.g., from a wreckage, demolition, explosion, etc., is scattered. Investigators are still inspecting the debris field from the downed passenger plane for clues to its sudden crash.
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The National Research Council issued a report, chaired by Kessler himself, explaining that the problem of space debris has passed the "tipping point.
According to scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), more than 5,500 tons of space debris orbited Earth in 2006.
How is it that logging debris suppresses the growth of competing vegetation and promotes that of Douglas-fir?
Yildiz who briefed reporters on rescue efforts in the site of firedamp explosion Tuesday in Zonguldak said the debris had to be cleaned, before rescue teams could continue looking for trapped miners.
Through this RFP, the City intends to select a qualified firm for disaster management, recovery, and consulting services to support the oversight and management of debris recovery contractors.
Liow said that if the investigation team will bring back any debris, they will be sent to the international investigation team.
The debris will be shipped by French authorities to Toulouse, site of the nearest office of the BEA, the French authority responsible for civil aviation accident investigations.
People throw construction material and heavy debris into the Nullah Leh, causing obstruction to the smooth flow of sewage and wastewater.
The University of Maryland Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research(CODER) will tackle issues in orbital debris policy, mediation and mitigation at their 2014 Orbital Debris Workshop.
Chapman and his colleagues have been studying the debris since shortly after it began arriving on North American beaches.
The current levels mean that we must soon begin removing debris from orbit, with research and development urgently needed for pilot 'cleaning' missions.
In the secondary analysis of 657 women participating in a randomized prevention trial, those who had intra-amniotic debris (sometimes called sludge) on ultrasound were about twice as likely to deliver before 35 weeks' gestation and before 34 weeks, and three times as likely to deliver before 32 weeks, lead investigator Dr.
Then there's the cost of removing other debris that is washing up on beaches and distributing trash bins up and down the coast.
Debris created by the tsunami largely remains untouched within a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from which residents have been forced to evacuate in the aftermath of the earthquake-triggered disaster.
The history of the growth of the planet's orbital debris population and the subsequent need to manage it is a classical tale of the unintended consequences of man's foray into a new frontier.