February 2018 Vol. 3

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VIC EPA Condemned for “Overfilled” Landfill just 400 metres from nearby homes
http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/epa-and-buxton-company-condemned-for-overfilled-tip-20180208-p4yzop.html

Free Online Calculator for Filling Geosynthetic Sand Containers
http://www.ecocoast.com/Calculator/

Australian Entrepreneur Selling Geotextile Sand Containers to the Arabs
http://www.ecocoast.com/geosynthetic-containers/

Breaking News – High Presence of Cyanide in Sediments Nearby Gold Ridge Tailing Dam in Central Guadalcanal
http://www.solomonstarnews.com/index.php/news/national/item/20006-cyanide-threat

Senior Civil Engineer required for design and construction of tailings residue and waste storage facilities for the Mining and Energy Resources 
https://www.seek.com.au/job/35427916

Rio Tinto Seeking Tailings Maintenance Officer
https://www.seek.com.au/job/35469724

Hazardous Waste Treatment for Spent Pot Liner Using Geomembrane Liners
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/108/4/042023/pdf

Good News from GeoMax – Now Offering Manufacturer Direct Sale of High Performance Geotextiles!
http://www.geo-textile.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&f=show&catid=114&l=2&id=25

GeoCells – A New Solution for Snow Melt Mud – Predicted by the Geosynthetic Institute to have a 400+ year lifespan
http://www.horsenation.com/2018/02/06/meet-lighthoof-a-new-solution-for-snow-melt-mud/

TenCate seeking experienced Technical Manager focusing on Geosynthetics for MSE wall, slope and embankment market for North America
http://ncmajobs.com/jobs/10737261/technical-sales-manager-engineered-structures

New Book Published – Application of geosynthetics as a tool to improve the stability of soft soils and embankments
https://www.crcpress.com/Design-and-Performance-of-Embankments-on-Very-Soft-Soils/Almeida-Marques/p/book/9781138076938

New needling lines for the economic production of greater volumes of geotextiles
http://www.textileworld.com/textile-world/nonwovens-technical-textiles/2018/02/dilogroup-at-inlegmash-2018-hall-forum-booth-fc045/

Geosynthetic material keeps the rain from percolating through the ash and leaking down to the ground water
http://www.wfxg.com/story/37443361/srs-doe-reaches-milestone-in-phase-two-of-ash-basin-cleanup-project

Stability Performance and Interface Shear Strength of Geocomposite Drain/soil Systems (New Research)
http://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5022943

Effectiveness of Wicking Geotextile in Mitigating Freeze-thaw Problems of Aggregate Bases with Fines (New Research)
https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/25933

Effect of Geogrid Reinforcement on the Flexural Behaviour of Concrete Pavements (New Research)
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14680629.2018.1428217

Performance of Model Footing in Geocell Reinforced Sand Bed against Pullout (New Research)
http://www.jiser.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1.pdf

Thinking of Visiting South Korea for the Next International Conference on Geosynthetics?
Note the following important dates:
• Final Paper Submission Deadline : MAR. 30, 2018
• Early Registration Deadline : MAR. 30, 2018
• Sponsorship & Exhibition Application Deadline : MAR. 30, 2018
http://www.11icg-seoul.org/

Concrete Canvas Ltd, Exhibiting at Middle East Rail Exhibition – Terrapinn 
http://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/middle-east-rail/exhibitor-concrete-canvas-ltd.stm

Kuhne GmbH (Smart Sheets®) develops and manufactures extrusion lines for flat films, sheets and geomembranes 
http://www.chinaplas.german-pavilion.com/content/en/exhibitors/exhibitors.php

The Geosynthetic Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) Is Proud to Be Hosting the Inaugural Geosynthetic Conference in July 2018
http://gigsa.org/abstracts/

IGS Symposium 18th April 2018 on the Use of Geosynthetics in Rail
https://10times.com/igs-symposium

For Sale – Olympus TOF-D Non-Destructive Ultrasonic Test Equipment “AS NEW” for HDPE Weld Inspection – Complete System
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/JbyOM0pIoWDFOhO/download

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