December 2019 Vol. 8

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NEWSMAKERS: * ABG * Concrete Canvas * GeoAmericas * FGI  * ELIS Tech * Layfield  * Solmax * Tensar * XR5 

Press Release – Mobile, Fully Autonomous Robot for Geomembrane Leak Detection 

Layfield Completes Installation of a 700,000 Square-Foot CSPE Floating Cover at the Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir 

White Paper on Robotic Leak Detection for Geomembranes 

ELIS Technologies Launches Fully Autonomous Leak Detection Robot for Geomembrane Liners 


Predicting the Depletion of Antioxidants in HDPE Geomembranes Under Sunlight Using the Reciprocity Law 

New ‘Hyper Glue’ Cross-linking Technology for Bonding Polyethylene Geomembranes 

Are Geomembranes Impermeable? 

FGI CCR Short Course Addresses Current Regulations and Solutions 

Florida Issues Landfill Construction Requirements Guidance 

Just Released – Provisional Programme for GeoAmericas 2020  (26-29 April 2020) 

Design of Geomembrane-Lined Near Surface Disposal Facility

TensarTriAx Makes the Cut in Perth – Subgrade Stabilisation 

Long Term Pothole Prevention using Rotaflex Geogrid – ABG 

Tensar Ground Coffee 6 – T-Value a new direction for working platforms 

Miners Fail to Disclose Tailings-Dam DataNearly a year after the deadly Brumadinho collapse, a majority of mining firms have failed to disclose information about their tailings dams 

Report Identifies Technical Causes of Brazil Tailings Dam Failure

Not All Secondary Containment Is Created Equal: Pros & Cons of Concrete Containment 

Geomembrane Liner with Barrier Boom Containment System 

Brazilian Investigative Journalism Unveils Cracks in a Tailings’ dam, Like the One that Burst a Year Ago Killing Hundreds 

Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats – Essential Characteristics and Properties by Will Crawford (CC) 

Protection of Reinforced Soil Structures using Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats by Lee Church (CC) 

Investigation of Geosynthetic-reinforced Stone Columns Behavior 

Analyses and Design of Steep Slope with GeoBarrier System (GBS) Under Heavy Rainfall 

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