March 2021 Vol. 8

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NEWSMAKERS:  * AquaBlok * Bob Koerner * ExcelPlas * FGI * GEI Consultants * George Korner * GEOSTRATA * GNA * Geo-Logic * GSI * GRI * Layfield * PFAS * Solmax * TenCate * Tensar * WSP

BREAKING NEWS

Layfield Announce Canadian Distribution Agreement with Tensar
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/Environmental-Containment/About-Us/News/Layfield-is-thrilled-to-announce-our-new-Canadian-distributorship-agreement-with-Tensar-Internationa.aspx

AquaBlok Develop RemBind™ Product as a PFAS Remediation Solution
https://www.prweb.com/releases/longevity-of-pfas-immobilization-in-soil-by-rembind-documented-in-two-newly-published-studies/prweb17800039.htm

Geosynthetics Sector Facing ‘Very Serious’ Supply Issues
Delays in delivery, allocations, force majeure measures have come at the worst possible time
https://www.plasticstoday.com/resin-pricing/weekly-resin-report-supply-shortages-and-soaring-prices-put-processors-edge

GEOSTRATA Extra with George Koerner – S02 E02 – Geosynthetics for the Common Good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB_iqXpezhk

WSP Publish Corporate Presentation  After Completion of the Golder Acquisition (Now 47,000 Employees)
https://www.wsp.com/-/media/Investors/GL/document/others/IR-presentation.pdf

INDUSTRY NEWS

Solmax Geomembrane Used for Phosphate Tailings Pond in Saudi Arabia for SABIC
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/03/22/geosynthetics-for-maaden-phosphate-tailings-pond/

TenCate Geosynthetics Americas Wins Coveted Honour
https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/two-demand-management-customers-named-121500850.html

TenCate Nicolon™ C881 Installation (Hubertus Beutler GmbH)
Factory welded geomembrane liner panels up to a size of 10.000 m2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls7TC-qoDOE

Impact of Placement and Field Conditions on Hydraulic Conductivity and Lifetime of Liners
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1018364721000719

Landfills are Leaking PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in 41 Counties
https://news.yahoo.com/landfills-leaking-pfas-forever-chemicals-202500143.html

UPCOMING WEBINARS (Save the Dates)

Static and Seismic Veneer Stability Calculations for Landfills (13th April, 2021)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2541440175427006734

Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance (14th April, 2021)
https://geosynthetic-institute.org/gsi20description.pdf

CONSULTANT’S CORNER

John Trast is a Senior Consultant with GEI Specializing in Geotechnical Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Dredging, Dewatering and Geosynthetics
His experience includes permitting, design, construction, operation and closure of waste disposal facilities, contaminated sediment dredging, dewatering and disposal, remediation containment systems for source control including final covers and barrier walls.
https://www.geiconsultants.com/?team=john-trast

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT …..

Concrete Canvas® First GCCM to Meet New ASTM for GCCM for Erosion Control
https://vision6.excelplas.com/ch/38100/520xn/2957886/tn7GcHciIDeOJIyxxOqxY9ejgKADF7gTQkeYO883.html

Bob Koerner – A Retrospective of a Giant in Geosynthetics (Special Feature)
https://www.readgeo.com/geostrata/march_april_2021/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1664597#articleId1664597

Boyd Ramsay Receives Highest Letters of Recommendation [PDF]
https://www.boydramseyconsulting.com/references/

Affordability for Lithium Batteries Starts with Properly Engineered Geomembrane Liner Systems (Special Feature)
Leakage of HDPE-Lined Brine Ponds Can cause Extensive Environmental Damage
https://www.readgeo.com/geostrata/march_april_2021/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1664599#articleId1664599

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