June 2018 Vol. 6

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Australia Has More than 90 Sites Nationwide with Toxic PFAS Contamination (Breaking News)
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/is-fiskville-the-tip-of-an-iceberg-pfas-detected-across-victoria-20180615-p4zlox.html

Toxic Secrets: The town that 3M built – Where Kids Are Dying of Cancer Due to PFAS (Breaking News)
https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/toxic-secrets-the-town-that-3m-built-where-kids-are-dying-of-cancer-20180613-p4zl83.html

ExcelPlas Offering PFAS & PFOS Testing of Contaminated Sites and Containment Geomembrane Testing (New Testing)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Chronology of Major Tailings Dam Failures (Updated 15 Jun 2018)
http://www.wise-uranium.org/mdaf.html

Concrete Canvas to increase turnover by more than 30% after purchasing a new site, with support of a +$1Mill funding package from Lloyds Commercial Bank
http://www.bqlive.co.uk/manufacturing/2018/06/15/news/innovative-welsh-manufacturer-cements-growth-with-new-move-32737/

Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction Test to Develop Specifications for Geosynthetic Stabilized Roadways (Declassified Report)
https://library.ctr.utexas.edu/ctr-publications/5-4829-03-1.pdf

New Case Study – Hydrocarbon-Resistance Gas-Barrier Geomembrane
https://www.butek-landline.co.uk/case-study/nissan-hydrocarbon-resistant-membrane/

New Tender – Supply and Delivery of Geotextile Sand Containers (Mackay Whitsunday Region)
https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders/tender/display/tender-details.do?id=24777&action=display-tender-details

Attendee Roster – American Water Works Association AWWA Conference 2018 (Declassified)
https://www.awwa.org/Portals/0/files/education/conferences/ace/ace18/ACE18NetworkingList.xlsx

Product Comparison – TerraGrid BIAXIAL Geogrids   vs.  Tensar Triax Geogrids
http://maerosion.com/ProductPDFs/TerraGrid%20Biaxial%20geogrid%20vs%20Tensar%20Triax%20geogrid%20(new).pdf

What is Concrete Canvas? (Published by Perendes Technologies) [Video]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1peywqPUSY

Analysis Of Embankment Stability & Slopes Using Tensarslope Software – Christchurch
https://www.geofabrics.co/technical-resources/events/analysis-of-embankment-stability-slopes-using-tensarslope-software

Prediction of Carrying Capacity and Settlement of Geotextile Encapsulated Stone Columns
https://juniperpublishers.com/cerj/pdf/CERJ.MS.ID.555663.pdf

New Tender – Stuart Waste Facility Cell 2C Interface Liner Closing date:  11-07-2018
https://www.australiantenders.com.au/tenders/358044/stuart-waste-facility-cell-2c-interface-liner/

Geo-Institute Technical Committees Web Conferences Aug 24, 12 pm ET Friday, Aug 24: Geoenvironmental Engineering
• “Evaluation of the Effect of Subgrade Water Content on GCL Hydration and Hydraulic Conductivity,” – Joseph Scalia, A.M. ASCE; and Craig H. Benson, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, F.ASCE
• “Evaluation of an Uncovered Geosynthetic Bottom Liner System at a Landfill,” – James L. Hanson, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and Nazli Yeşiller, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
• “Bentonite-Polymer Composite Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Coal Combustion Product Leachates,” – Jiannan Chen, A.M. ASCE , Hulya Salihoglu, A.M. ASCE, Craig H. Benson, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, F.ASCE, William J. Likos, Ph.D., M. ASCE, and Tuncer B. Edil, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist. M. ASCE
• “Change in Shear Strength of Municipal Solid Waste in Landfills due to Degradation,” – Xunchang Fei, Ph.D., A.M. ASCE; and Dimitrios Zekkos, Ph.D., P.E., M. ASCE
• “Subsidence Risk Mitigation in LLW Final Covers: A Case History,” – Kevin Foye, Ph.D., P.E., M. ASCE
https://www.geoinstitute.org/sites/default/files/inline-files/Friday-Aug-24-Geoenvironmental-Engineering.pdf

Comments Received on New Proposed WA Landfill Liner (Declassified)
https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/daps/data/regional%20daps/mid-west%20wheatbelt%20jdap/meeting%20agendas%20and%20papers/[s]d23d7ae7/20180612%20-%20Agenda%20-%20No%2027%20-%20Shire%20of%20Gingin000101-000110.pdf

Workshop Friday, 20 July 2018 – Mike Dobie or Tensar International, will discuss the design concepts associated with embankment stability and slopes utilising geogrids and the design methods by hands-on design in TensarSlope software.
https://www.geofabrics.co/technical-resources/events/analysis-of-embankment-stability-slopes-using-tensarslope-software


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