One nuclear plant is now stabilized—and, miraculously, a woman and her grandson were found alive after nine days in the rubble.
Any glitches in the arrangements were easy to forgive against a backdrop of rubble.
They broke off into groups of a dozen and got to work collecting bricks and salvageable materials from the rubble.
How to help those people once they are out of the rubble, however, remains a challenge that Chile is far better equipped for.
The most important piece of advice in favor of the "cut now" school of thought collapsed into rubble.
The surface of the soil, near the river, was a loose sand or rubble.
rubble stone from one man size to ½ ton were bedded in the concrete.
He grabbed a free metal strut that still vibrated in the rubble, and jammed it between the slab and the beam it lay on.
It came from the center of a shallow area that had been cleared of rubble.
It was composed of chalk, rag-stone, and rubble, exactly resembling the walls of the church.