October 2020 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS: * AXTER * Cleanaway * EPA * ExcelPlas * GEOAMERICAS 2020 * GNA * GSI * PFAS * TenCate

INDUSTRY NEWS

IKO Europe in Exclusive Talks to Acquire AXTER’s Bituminuous Membrane and Geomembrane Division
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/iko-europe-in-exclusive-talks-to-acquire-axters-waterproofing-membrane-division-301144589.html

PFAS

EPA VIC releases West Gate Tunnel PFAS Spoil Landfill Update
EPA states that Ravenhall landfill’s spoil containment cell will comprise a combination of a liner overlaid with additional protection and drainage layers, and a leachate collection system to avoid the potential for PFAS leaching into groundwater.
https://www.roadsonline.com.au/epa-vic-releases-west-gate-tunnel-spoil-landfill-update/

EPA Accepts Rejigged Plan for Maddingley PFAS Contaminated Soil Dump Site — Ravenhall Plan Accepted
https://mooraboolonline.com.au/2020/10/12/epa-accepts-rejigged-plan-for-maddingley-contaminated-soil-dump-site-ravenhall-plan-accepted/

Classification and EMP Assessment Report on PFAS Contaminated Soil– Cleanaway (Ravenhall)
EPA received from Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd (Cleanaway) an Environment Management Plan (EMP) application proposing to receive and manage soil and rock (spoil) generated from the West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP). EPA assessed Cleanaway’s submission in accordance with the principles of the Environment Protection Act 1970, as well as in accordance with relevant subordinate legislation and guidelines.  
https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/-/media/epa/files/publications/1914_redacted.pdf

LANDFILLS

Global Study on Slope Instability Modes Based on 62 Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Including slip surfaces that occur along the interface between the bottom liner and the municipal solid waste (MSW) pile
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0734242X20953486

GCLs

Barrier Performance of Geosynthetic Clay Liners to Copper (II) Chloride Solutions
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.18.00024

Thermal Desiccation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners Under Brine Pond Conditions
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00020?journalCode=jgein

GEOGRID

Discrete Element Analysis of the Load Transfer Mechanism of Geogrid-Ballast Interface under Pull-Out Load
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ace/2020/8892922/

GEOTUBE

Effect of Silt Content in Filling Sand on the Geotubes Dewatering Performance by Hanging Bag Tests
https://www.jvejournals.com/article/21645

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Webinar on Soil Consolidation Using Wick Drains (28 Oct.)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/10/12/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-soil-consolidation-using-wick-drains-2/

OTHER NEWS

SIUE’s Kargar Receives Geosynthetic Institute Fellowship Grant
https://www.siue.edu/news/2020/10/SIUEsKargarReceivesGeosyntheticInstituteFellowshipGrant.shtml


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