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Biñan City Produces Bricks From Volcanic Ash of Taal Volcano Eruption

Biñan City produces brick from the volcanic ash emitted by the Taal Volcano to be used for constructing facilities in the city.

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Image from Biñan City Information Office Facebook

Heavy ash emitted by the Taal Volcano reached about a kilometer when it exploded at around 2 pm this Sunday, January 12th. As a result, residence near the area is forced to evacuate the area as soon as possible.

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The volcanic activity and ashfall from Taal Volcano have led to forced evacuations, flight cancellations, ruined crops, and more. From citizens handing out free masks to local businesses offering free food and goods, the whole thing has also shown us how resourceful we as people are. 

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Image from Biñan City Information Office Facebook

In fact, along with helping those affected, Biñan City is making use of the ashfall in the best way possible. Instead of just cleaning it up, the Biñan Materials Recovery Facility has collected the volcanic ash in sacks and put it to use by crafting bricks.

According to Biñan City Information Office, the brick produced from the ash will be used for constructing facilities in the city. Mayor Arman Dimaguila explains, “We need to put [the ash] into sacks so that it doesn’t end up clogging the canals.”

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