November 2017 Vol. 10

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High Levels of PFOA Found in Runoff from New York Landfill (Breaking News)

Resistivity Profiles of Perth Soil in Leak Detection Test (New Research)
New leak detection system for the prevention and mitigation of pollution due to lining system failures of landfill facilities

HUESKER Australia Growing Their Roads & Pavements Team

Carpi Testing on PVC Liners for Dams [PDF]

Geomembrane Installer Profile – Engineered Linings (EL) is a division of PSV Industrial

Kaytech Showcases its Engineered Fabrics

Geofabrics Uploads Concrete Canvas Civil Brochure

New Tender – Design & Documentation of Koonwarra Landfill Cell 3 Rehabilitation Cap

Finite Element Analysis Modelling of the Behaviour of Geomembranes (New Research)

Lawsuit Against Global Synthetics Environmental (GSE) (Declassified)
Seam tape used on the geosynthetic drainage layer had failed, which was allowing soil to move upward. This same seam failure would also allow moisture to move through the seam into the underlying soil.

Lawsuits Over Use of Geotextile Tubes (Declassified)
Plaintiffs maintain that Defendant negligently and/or misleadingly reported that the method selected (pumping dredged sediments into geotextile tubes) would minimize the amounts of contaminants that are exposed to the atmosphere.

Research on the Interface Properties of Geogrid with Different Mesh Sizes (New Research)

Dynamic Shear Degradation of Geosynthetic–Soil Interface in Waste Landfill Sites (New Research)

Effect of Geotextile Reinforcement on Cyclic Undrained Behavior of Sand (New Research)

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