June 2019 Vol. 1

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Smart Geosynthetics Based on Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors in Geotechnical Engineering

Review of the Potential Role of Electrokinetics Technology in Tailings Dewatering

Turning Dumb Products into Smart Geosynthetics

Download Presentations on Safe Construction of Tailings Dams with Geosynthetics

South32 budgets $55m for tailings dams in 2019

Why Have So Many Tailings Dams Failed in Recent Years?
It is postulated that the compensation packages offered to middle management which actively encourage managers to cut costs and increase production so as to increase their annual bonuses are a key factor in the rising number of serious accidents. Newmont Mining’s compensation package contains a component that is equivalent to the options in traders’ bonuses. As is well known, this led to excessive risk-taking in banks and hence to the subprime crisis and the global financial crisis. We argue that year after year managers keep taking risks with a low probability of occurrence but with potentially catastrophic consequences. These risks are compounded by shortages of experienced staff due to the cyclic nature of the industry and the retirement of the baby-boomer generation.

Characterization of Leachates from Landfills Containing MSW-I Residues and its Effect on GCLs

GCL Installation Instructions [PDF]

GeoAmericas 2020 Keynote Lecturers Confirmed

Plastatech Unveils Line of Prefabricated Geomembrane Accessories

Coal Fines Dewatering with Geotubes™

Strengthening High Embankments on Weak Soils of Geosynthetic Materials Using E’GRID® Geogrids

True Triaxial Testing of Geogrid for High Speed Railways

Move to establish geotextile tubes filled with sand has been called off with the work not making much progress

25 Mill Geotextile Skirt to Protect Capetown Water Security

Welding of Textured Atarfil Geomembrane

Study on Geomembrane Seepage Property of Earth-rock Dams

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