July 2019 Vol. 6

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Brazil Court Convicts Vale SA for Damages Caused by TSF Dam Rupture That Killed 240 People (Breaking News)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-10/brazil-court-convicts-vale-over-deadly-dam-rupture/11296424

Coletanche™ BGM and GHD Engineers Cap TSF at Copper Mine in QLD
A recently completed environmental rehabilitation project using Coletanche bituminous geomembranes in central Queensland used 130,000 m2 of Coletanche ES2 was used to cap an old copper tailings storage facility at the Capricorn Copper Mine near Mt Isa. The Coletanche provides a puncture resistant waterproofing layer which prevents water infiltration into this old tailings facility. The Coletanche is then capped with 2 metres of growth medium soil to promote the regrowth of natural vegetation.
In the attached photo you can see the Coletanche ES2 being installed in the foreground and the soil cover being placed over the Coletanche in the background. The Coletanche waterproofing layer provides a far superior solution to the other alternative of a clay capping layer which would still allow some infiltration. The project was designed by GHD consulting engineers.
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GALE Pacific Investing in Australian Coated Textile Manufacturing for Geosynthetics
Production of technical geomembranes and geosynthetics such as coated reinforced Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) liner and cover materials
https://www.galecommercial.com/en_ap/articles/committed-to-australian-textile-manufacturing2

Use of Geomembranes for Sustainable Closure of Fly Ash Impoundments (New)
http://www.flyash.info/2019/064-paper.pdf

Geomembranes over GCLs: The Optimal Combination for Barriers Against Contaminant Transport (Current Research)
https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02159146/document

Seminar on Current State of Practice for the Design of Solid Waste Landfi ll Double-Liner and Final Cover Systems (July 16-17)
https://www.ifai.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/GMA19_WCSD_flyer.FNL-compressed.pdf

Geosynthetics for Asphalt Reinforcement from Polyfabrics
https://www.spec-net.com.au/press/0719/poly_100719/Geosynthetics-for-Asphalt-Reinforcement-from-Polyfabrics

Geomembrane Fabrication Video (New)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDPec3k5HnM

Installation of HDPE Geomembrane with Leister GEOSTAR™
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS8u4viJPFc

Alberta Government Issues Approved List of Geogrids and Composite Geosynthetics
http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/PlanningTools/GMS/ProductList/Geosynthetics.pdf

Optimization of 3D Printed Geocells Based on Numerical Simulation and Experimental Investigation
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/233/3/032043/pdf

Tensar Spectra Pavement Optimization Flyer (Geosynthetics)
https://sgcweb.s3.wasabisys.com/roadsbridges/s3fs-public/SPECTRA_FLY_PVMTOPT_7.14.pdf

Golder Associates Department of Defence’s PFAS Investigation and Management Program
https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-pfas.htm
Contact: PFASDefenceCoordination@golder.com.au

How Long Can a Geotube® Shoreline Protection System Last?
https://bishopwater.ca/geotube-longevity/

ExcelPlas Explains Large Scale Hydrostatic Puncture of Geosynthetics (ASTM D5514) using Site Specific Aggregate
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/qliuwHaZI7vBkE4


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