May 2019 Vol. 8

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Capricorn Copper Covers Old Tailings dam with a Coletanche Bituminous Liner for Safety & Rehabilitation

Tailings Dam Failures – Can We Minimise the Risks?

Vale’s Gongo Soco Mine Dam has up to 15% chance of Bursting: Brazil official (Breaking News)

Latest Update for Tailing2019 Program


Latest Composite Liners for Coal Ash Landfills
The JED Facility in Holopaw is a Class 1 landfill that is permitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and built to meet federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Subtitle D requirements. The permit allows JED to accept industrial waste, including coal ash. The facility features redundant liners and leachate collection systems to prevent any leakage into ground water. These systems include:
* Six (6) inch prepared subgrade.
* Secondary geosynthetic clay liner.
* Secondary 60 mil textured geomembrane.
* Secondary geocomposite drainage layer.
* Primary 60 mil textured geomembrane.
* Primary geocomposite drainage layer.
* Two (2) foot protective cover layer.

Liner and Containment Strategies for Coal Ash and CCR

A Study on the Confined Effects of Highly Moistured Soils Reinforced with Geosynthetics

Geralton installed two 40m-long geotextile sand container groynes in an attempt to combat coastal erosion

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