January 2020 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS: * BASF * ClosureTurf * ExcelPlas * Huesker * IGS  * Naue * Polyfabrics * Tensar * Vale * Watershed Geo

A New Waterproofing Geomembrane for Tailings Ponds 
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/6qyfa517HGpalia#pdfviewer

Protect and Serve – The Latest in Waterproof Geomembranes
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/KpFYALP8ek3i8BW#pdfviewer

Final Line Up of Spekers for the Barcelona Geomembrane and Liner Workshop this Week
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/yEhZyILfFpwqvms#pdfviewer

Vale Launches Pilot Project for Environmental Recovery of Tailings in Large Geotextile Bags
Vale has already removed 59,000 m³ of tailings from the first 400 meters of the stretch. The material removed during dredging is stored and dehydrated in large geotextile bags.
http://www.vale.com/EN/aboutvale/news/Pages/vale-launches-pilot-project-for-environmental-recovery-of-the-impacted-area.aspx

Webinar: Geotechnical Learnings from the Brumadinho Tailings Dam FailureThursday 20 February 2020
https://ausimm.com/event/webinar-geotechnical-learnings-from-the-brumadinho-tailings-dam-failure/

Robert Bachus to Lecture on Dam Failures: Recent Experience with Mine Tailings and Coal Ash Impoundments
https://www.geosyntec.com/about/news-events/4-news/6548-robert-bachus-to-lecture-on-dam-failures-at-georgia-geo-institute-s-january-2020-meeting

Design of Eco-Friendly Geo-Composite Liner for Fly ash Ponds
http://www.ijitee.org/wp-content/uploads/papers/v9i3/C8309019320.pdf

Tensar Study – 18-year Continuous, Mmonitored Performance of an 1m-thick, Stiff Polymeric Geogrid Cellular Mattress for a Building Foundation over a Landfill Site
http://140.118.105.204:9998/TGSSP/file/16ARC/file/SA09-006_ID-020.pdf

Assessing the Full Benefits of Stabilising Geogrids
http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2020/01/13/assessing-the-full-benefits-of-stabilising-geogrids/

Hurricane Flooding Mitigation in New Orleans: Levee Reinforcement Using High Strength Geosynthetics (Huesker)
https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/hurricane-flooding-mitigation-in-new-orleans-levee-reinforcement-using-high-strength-geosynthetics-sponsored/

MDOT to Begin Repairs on Eroding Shoreline Using Heavy-Duty Geotextile
https://piadvance.com/2020/01/mdot-to-begin-repairs-on-eroding-shoreline/

INSTALLERS SOUGHT FOR CLOSURE TURF INSTALLATION 
DUE: Jan 31, 2020
U.S. EPA is issuing this notice to industry for the purpose of providing advance notice to potential installers of ClosureTurf, a tufted geosynthetic-protected geomembrane cover system, for closure of the former Mississippi Phosphate site in Pascagoula, MS. Only installation of ClosureTurf is required at this time. The dollar magnitude for this contract will be between $1M and $5M; bid and payment/performance bonds will be required. The Phase 1B area of the Mississippi Phosphate East Gypsum Stack consists of approximately 50 acres of contaminated material in need of a permanent and impermeable covering to prevent runoff to nearby environmentally sensitive sites. The Government will purchase and provide to the selected contractor sufficient quantities to cover the estimated 50-acre project area. Additional sand/concrete infill will be required to be purchased and provided under the contract resulting from the upcoming solicitation. The contractor ultimately selected for the installation work must be trained and certified by Watershed Geo in the installation of ClosureTurf. The selected contractor must also demonstrate a history of successful performance in previous ClosureTurf installations. Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the above-listed services are invited to submit a brief (10 pages max) capabilies statement via FedConnect. RESPONSES MUST BE RECEIVED BY OR BEFORE 5:00 PM ET ON JANUARY 31, 2020. Based on the responses to this notice, this requirement may be set aside for small business or procured through full and open competition.
https://beta.sam.gov/opp/a2b6abb4a0c9497495ddfb96663fcce8/view

IGS INTERVIEW – Two For A Few With Dr. Dipanjan Basu And Edoardo Zannoni
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rikE27sIDx8

Webinar Announcement – Wednesday, January 22, 2020 “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance
https://geosynthetic-institute.org/webinar.htm

New SecuCalc™ Software for the Design of Base Course Thicknesses
https://www.naue.com/ru/new-software-for-the-design-of-base-course-thicknesses/

Global and Local Sand-Geosynthetic Interface Behavior
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgeot.19.p.109

Layer of normal household ‘black bag’ waste specially selected and carefully placed at the bottom and sides of a landfill site to protect the liner and known as ‘fluff’ in the waste industry was not ‘disposed of as waste’ and was therefore not subject to landfill tax, the UK’s Upper Tribunal has decided
https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/fluff-layer-at-landfill-site-not-disposed-of-as-waste-tribunal-says

Polyfabrics Bringelly Road Upgrade Project
https://www.polyfabrics.com.au/uncategorized

CONTROLLING LONGSHORE DRIFT OF BALI BEACH BY INSTALLING LOW CRESTED GEOTEXTILE BREAKWATERS
The LCB installed at Pebuahan beach was made of woven geotextile tube consists of 2 units of a length of 25 m (circumference of 12.9 m), and 2 units of a length of 20 m.
https://hathi-pusat.org/ejournalv2/index.php/SI6/article/view/117

Mechanisms of Mechanical Reinforcement by Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Nanocomposites
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2020/NR/C9NR06952F#!divAbstract

Two Major Shore-Protection Works to be Launched in India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/73281461.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst


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