May 2020 Vol. 2

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Brazil’s Mining Authority, the National Mining Agency, has Ordered the Closure of 47 Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF) (Breaking News)
https://www.mining-journal.com/leadership/news/1384359/brazils-anm-shuts-47-tailings-facilities

Israeli Company Patents New Geocell Design with Lower Wall thickness and Reduced Cost (Breaking News)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10604908.pdf

Watershed Patents New Geosynthetic for Solar Energy Collection
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10581374.pdf

Why Prefabricated vs Field Welded Geomembranes? (Titan Environmental Containment Ltd.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lok9TzYYnkM

Testing and Lifetime Assessment of PVC-EIA Liners (Elvaloy-based Geomembranes)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/MBpog4S9sYHtgPh#pdfviewer

Rehabilitation of Breached Earth Dam Using GeoComposite—A Case Study
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-3677-9_13

Free eBook on Designing and Lining Brine Storage Ponds [PDF]
https://d2t3x0k5v8rzxl.cloudfront.net/7f47e7d8-17a4-4338-bd49-6edb7d3f9b37/uploads/Downloads/Brine-20Ponds-Final.pdf

Free eBook on The Complete Guide to Evaporation Ponds Liners [PDF]
https://d2t3x0k5v8rzxl.cloudfront.net/7f47e7d8-17a4-4338-bd49-6edb7d3f9b37/uploads/Downloads/EvaporationPonds-Ebook.pdf

Free eBook on Geomembranes [PDF]
https://d2t3x0k5v8rzxl.cloudfront.net/7f47e7d8-17a4-4338-bd49-6edb7d3f9b37/uploads/Downloads/All-20You-20Need-20to-20Know-20About-20Geomembranes.pdf

FGI Webinar:  Post Closure Care of Landfills – 19 May 2020
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5642777641214843661

GSI to Host Webinar on Geotextile Tubes (13 May, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/05/04/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-geotextile-tubes-2/

GMA Hosts Free Webinar on Geosynthetics for Unpaved and Paved Roads
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/05/05/gma-hosts-free-webinar-on-geosynthetics-for-unpaved-and-paved-roads/

Improvement of Subgrade Characteristics with Inclusion of Geotextiles
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-3677-9_14

Effect of Geosynthetic Reinforcement on Strength Behaviour of Subgrade-Aggregate Composite System
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-3677-9_7

Post-cycling Interface Strength Test of Geogrids
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40999-020-00518-3

Creep Life Prediction of Polyester Reinforcing Geogrids in the Construction of Embankments
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-42351-3_52

Influence of Geogrid Reinforcement on the Drying Shrinkage of High-Strength Concrete Pavements
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/JPEODX.0000184

Flexural Fatigue Behavior of Fly Ash Geopolymer Stabilized-Geogrid Reinforced RAP Bases
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S095006182031268X


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