December 2017 Vol. 5

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Exclusive – UN Delivers Major Report on Mine Tailings Dam Safety [PDF]
https://gridarendal-website-live.s3.amazonaws.com/production/documents/:s_document/371/original/RRA_MineTailings_lores.pdf?1510660693

Sydney Academics Urge Global Action to Make the Storage of Mine Tailings More Secure
https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/12/12/sydney-academics-urge-global-action-to-reduce-pollution.html

Amazing Drone Footage of KCM Tailings Dam at Konkola Copper Mine (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnwl-USRc7A

Geosynthetics: To Protect and Conserve (Special Feature)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2017/12/13/geosynthetics-to-protect-and-conserve/

Interview with Bryan Gee of Tensar Geosynthetic Products
https://www.industrialsage.com/education-as-new-means-of-marketing/

Happy 10th Birthday Tensar TriAx from GNA
http://www.tensar.co.uk/News-Events/News/10-years-triax

Dredging of Tailings Dams into Geotextile Tubes
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/2gakm194VltLHYu

Gale Pacific (Australia) Aquamark® 400 RPP Liner (Interview with Ted Varani, Vice President of Commercial Sales)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2017/12/13/geosynthetics-to-protect-and-conserve/

Mike Sadlier – Principal, Geosynthetic Consultants Australia – Guest Speaker at Irrigation Australia Exhibition & Conference Irrigation
http://iaice.com.au/speakers/michael-sadlier/

Breaking News – UN Calls for International Action on Mine Tailings Dams Safety and Environment Concerns
http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-12-14/un-wants-global-efforts-to-manage-mine-tailings-dams/9247962

UAV Remote Sensing Surveillance of a Mine Tailings Dams [PDF]
http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/9/12/1318/pdf

Effects Of Inorganic Salt Solution on Some Properties of Compacted Clay Liners [PDF]
http://jestec.taylors.edu.my/Vol%2012%20issue%2012%20December%202017/12_12_6.pdf

Major Earthworks to Start at Maryborough Landfill Cell
https://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/major-earthworks-to-start-at-mboro-landfill/3291327/

Latest Expansion of Grafton Regional Landfill Cell with GCL and HDPE Liners
https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/new-landfill-cell-expands-tip/3291748/

Mini-Dredgers Remove Tailings from Tailings Dam at Zinc Mine in Broken Hill
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/Z2Mnnff78DpspXp

Hydraulic Conductivity and Self-healing Properties of Geotextile Clay Liners Used in Landfills
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318444938_A_parametric_study_on_hydraulic_conductivity_and_self-healing_properties_of_geotextile_clay_liners_used_in_landfills

Resistivity Profiles for Locating Liner Leakage Issues  in Australia Landfills
http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgere.17.00014

New Tender – CM17.047-1 Benalla Landfill Cell Two Construction
https://www.eprocure.com.au/benalla/

BHP Seeking Superintendent Production Tailings Retention System (TRS) for Roxby Downs
http://jobs.bhpbilliton.com/cw/en/job/796857/superintendent-production-tailings-retention-system-trs

IGS Symposium 2018, organized by the International Geosynthetic Society will take place on 18th April 2018
https://10times.com/igs-symposium

Gale Pacific Announces New Strategic Directions
http://www.galepacific.com/uploads/gale_corporate/documents/GAP_ASX_Announcement_-_171027.3.pdf

Protect and Conserve Potable Water with Geosynthetics
https://specialtyfabricsreview.com/2017/12/01/protect-and-conserve-potable-water/

Golder Associates acquires Specialist Engineering Design and Construction Firm
http://www.miningmagazine.com/development/construction/golder-acquires-alan-auld/

For Sale – Olympus TOF-D Non-Destructive Ultrasonic Test Equipment “AS NEW” for HDPE Weld Inspection – Complete System
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