June 2018 Vol. 6

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Australia Has More than 90 Sites Nationwide with Toxic PFAS Contamination (Breaking News)

Toxic Secrets: The town that 3M built – Where Kids Are Dying of Cancer Due to PFAS (Breaking News)

ExcelPlas Offering PFAS & PFOS Testing of Contaminated Sites and Containment Geomembrane Testing (New Testing)

Chronology of Major Tailings Dam Failures (Updated 15 Jun 2018)

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

Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction Test to Develop Specifications for Geosynthetic Stabilized Roadways (Declassified Report)

New Case Study – Hydrocarbon-Resistance Gas-Barrier Geomembrane

New Tender – Supply and Delivery of Geotextile Sand Containers (Mackay Whitsunday Region)

Attendee Roster – American Water Works Association AWWA Conference 2018 (Declassified)

Product Comparison – TerraGrid BIAXIAL Geogrids   vs.  Tensar Triax Geogrids

What is Concrete Canvas? (Published by Perendes Technologies) [Video]

Analysis Of Embankment Stability & Slopes Using Tensarslope Software – Christchurch

Prediction of Carrying Capacity and Settlement of Geotextile Encapsulated Stone Columns

New Tender – Stuart Waste Facility Cell 2C Interface Liner Closing date:  11-07-2018

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

Comments Received on New Proposed WA Landfill Liner (Declassified)

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.

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