May 2019 Vol. 7

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Merit Claims Australia’s Leading Geomembrane Supplier & Installer
With Over 3,000 projects & 36 million m² of Geomembrane Liner Product installed
https://www.merit-linings.com.au/

Breaking News – Vale Warns of New Tailings Dam Risk
https://www.mining-journal.com/leadership/news/1363270/iron-ore-hits-usd100-t-as-vale-warns-of-new-dam-risk

Brazil’s Vale Warns Another Mine Tailings Dam at Risk of Collapse
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2019/05/17/526736.htm

Vale Raises Alarm of Potential Tailings Dam Failure
https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/vale-alerts-another-dam-in-risk-of-failure/

Sensor-Enabled Geotextile Used to Measure Ground Strains Along the New Pipeline
http://s-space.snu.ac.kr/bitstream/10371/153419/1/239.pdf

Geosynthetic Reinforced Steep Slopes: Current Technology in the United States
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/9/10/2008/pdf

Review of GÉOSYNTHÉTIQUES 2019 – NANCY, FRANCE 11-13 MARCH 2019
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/rencontres-geosynthetiques-2019-nancy-france-11-13-march-2019/

Case Histories of Multi-Layer Interface Tests for Composite Liners and Comparison to Single Interface Tests
https://experts.illinois.edu/en/publications/case-histories-of-multi-layer-interface-tests-for-composite-liner

Performance Evaluation of Virgin and Recycled Aggregate Bases Stabilized with Geotextiles
https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/27818

Newcrest Tailings Dam Failure Geology and Field Characterisation Report (Declassified)
http://www.newcrest.com.au/media/market_releases/2019/Appendix_C.pdf

Newcrest Tailings Dam Failure Foundation Laboratory Testing Report (Declassified)
http://www.newcrest.com.au/media/market_releases/2019/Appendix_D.pdf

Newcrest Tailings Dam Failure Tailings Properties Golder Perth Laboratory Testing Report 2 (Declassified)
http://www.newcrest.com.au/media/market_releases/2019/Appendix_E_1.pdf

Rheological Model of Plastic Geogrid-Reinforced Tailings
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.19.00010

Investigation of Combined Effects on Measured Strains of Geogrid [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Seyed_Mustapha_Rahmaninezhad/publication/…../Investigation-of-Combined-Effects-on-Measured-Strains-of-Geogrid.pdf

Resilient Response of Geosynthetics from Cyclic and Sustained In-Air Tensile Loading
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.19.00028

Webinar: Geofoam Applications for Transportation Infrastructure (May 21, 2019 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CDT)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4985661107442166028

New Geomembrane Resin Production Planned for Korea
Hyundai Chemical Company, Ltd. Selects Univation’s UNIPOL™ PE Technology for New High-Density Polyethylene Geomembrane Resin Production
https://www.apnews.com/Business%20Wire/db84baa6a78e4253969de2e69024e553

Indian Court Cannot Appoint The Arbitrator In Geotextile Tube Case 
Garware Wall Ropes Ltd. (Appellant) hired Coastal Marine Constructions & Engineering Ltd. (Respondent) for installation of a geotextile tubes 
http://www.mondaq.com/india/x/807270/Arbitration+Dispute+Resolution/Court+Cannot+Appoint+The+Arbitrator+In+
Case+Arbitration+Clause+Is+Contained+In+An+Unstamped+Or+Insufficiently+Stamped+Agreement+Supreme+Court


Raven Industries Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results
Raven Engineered Films was awarded and began fabrication on a new $7.4 million geomembrane installation project in Carlsbad, CA
https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/raven-industries-reports-first-quarter-fiscal-2020-results-20190520-00775

ASTM D35.04 has recently updated several Geosynthetic Clay Liner standards
Please ensure you have the following correct updated versions:

ASTM D5888-19; “Standard Guide for Storage and Handling of Geosynthetic Clay Liners”:
https://www.astm.org/Standards/D5888.htm

ASTM D6496 / D6496M-19; “Standard Test Method for Determining Average Bonding Peel Strength Between Top and Bottom Layers of Needle-Punched GCLs:
https://www.astm.org/Standards/D6496.htm

ASTM D6768 / D6768M-19; “Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength of Geosynthetic Clay Liners
https://www.astm.org/Standards/D6768.htm

ASTM D35 Workshop on Advances in Characterization of Hydraulic Barrier Performance of GCLs
Wednesday June 05 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO
https://www.astm.org/SYMPOSIA/filtrexx40.cgi?+-P+MAINCOMM+D35+-P+EVENT_ID+3773+-P+MEETING_ID+137387+sympotherinfo.frm


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