Bokashi reduces salinity in Tsunami-struck soil

The earthquake and the ensuing tsunami that struck several countries around the Indian Ocean on Dec. 26, 2004 left more than 150,000 people dead and missing. As rescue and rehabilitation operations continued, there were several problems that needed to be addressed. Among these were foul odor remediation and infectious disease control due to rotting corpses as well as the lack of safe drinking water and salinity in the soil of many inland areas struck by the tsunami. Some temporary, practical suggestions for the use of EM Technology in the remediation efforts in the disaster struck areas are made in order to control salinity.

As the waves swept inland, many freshwater sources and soil areas became mixed with the water from the ocean. This left many farms such as rice paddies or shrimp ponds with extreme salinity. In order to reduce the salinity of the food production areas it is suggested to spray with the EM Activated Solution – the microbes can absorb and store, in their bodies, the minerals brought in by the seawater and kept in the soil. If possible, it is also recommended to spread Bokashi at the food production point (that is, farms or garden plots) to help the EM and other local beneficial microbes increase in the area and hence reduce the salinity in the soil. For rice paddies and shrimp ponds also apply Bokashi.

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