The crushing weight of urban waste.

  title={The crushing weight of urban waste.},
  author={Hong Yang and Xianjin Huang and Julian R. Thompson and Ryan M. Bright and Rasmus Astrup},
  volume={351 6274},
On 20 December 2015, a mountain of construction waste collapsed in Shenzhen, north of Hong Kong. The man-made landslide destroyed 33 buildings, killed 69 people, and left 8 others missing ([ 1 ][1]). This disaster occurred only 4 months after the chemical explosions in a hazardous material storage 

U rban construction and demolition waste and land fill failure in 1 Shenzhen , China 2 3 4

Urban construction and demolition waste and landfill failure in 1 Shenzhen, China 2 3 4 Hong Yang a,b,c,* , Junqiang Xia a,* , Julian R. Thompson d , Roger J. Flower d 5 6 a State Key Laboratory of

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