October 2020 Vol. 6

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Nosko Granted US Patent for New Leak Monitoring System for Geomembranes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10809145.pdf

Film Specialist Puts $20 Million Behind Capacity Growth for Recycled-Content Geomembranes
https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2020/10/14/film-specialist-puts-20-million-behind-capacity-growth/

Wavin to Expand Presence in Geosynthetic Markets Globally
https://pavcowavingeosinteticos.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Soluciones-ecolo%CC%81gicas-como-alternativa-a-problemas-de-contencio%CC%81n-de-tierra_compressed.pdf

Magnificent Seven At GeoAmericas 2020
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/magnificent-seven-at-geoamericas-2020/

GeoAmericas 2020: Short Course Programme Announced
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/geoamericas-2020-short-course-programme/

IKO Acquires Waterproofing Geomembrane Manufacturer AXTER and COLETANCHE Range of Products
https://www.roofingcontractor.com/articles/94938-iko-acquires-waterproofing-manufacturer-axter

EPA’s Approval Letter to Cleanaway on Landfilling of PFAS Contaminated Soil (Declassified)
Additional requirement to restrict access of birdlife to the on-site leachate ponds
https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/-/media/epa/files/for-community/current-projects-and-issues/major-projects/west-gate-tunnel-project/emp/cleanaway-epa-approval-letter-20201012.pdf

NAUE Bentofix™ Enables Safe Fish Migration in German River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwRRZD1ZFl0&feature=emb_logo

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LEGAL

Geomembrane Resin Manufacturer Formosa Plastics Sues Chubb Insurance for Coverage of $50 Mill Water-pollution Settlement (Breaking News)
https://www.reuters.com/article/chubb-formosa-lawsuit-idUSL1N2H501W

Opponents of Formosa Plastics’ Plan to Build one of the World’s Largest Plastic Plants in Louisiana have Filed a Motion Seeking a Judgment
https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2020/10/02/opponents-formosa-plastics-louisiana-plant-move-overturn-federal-approval

NEW RESEARCH

Researchers Develop a New Geocomposite Introduced as Cement-Coated Geocomposite (CCGC)
Interface Properties of a Cement Coated Geocomposite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S095006182033018X

Electro-Osmosis Treatment of Lead-Contaminated Soil with Carbon Fibre-Based Geotextiles
http://www.electrochemsci.org/papers/vol15/151111454.pdf

LANDFILL

Study on the Effect of Hydration on the Shear Strength of the Interface Between Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) and Geomembrane
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2020/54/e3sconf_icaeer2020_05059.pdf

A New Approach for the Design, Construction and Control of Compacted Mineral Liners of a MSW Landfill Capping
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40891-020-00234-x

Geosynthetic Liner Integrity and Stability Analysis for a Waste Containment Facility with a Preferential Slip Plane within the Liner System
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300364

Toowoomba’s Newest Waste Management with Capping of the Existing Kleinton Landfill Completed
https://www.thechronicle.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=TCWEB_-WRE170-a-GGL

Shear Strength of Landfill Liner Interface in the Case of Varying Normal Stress
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300534

Landfill Liners: An Engineered Landfill Component
https://medium.com/@santak.mohanty2017/landfill-liners-an-engineered-landfill-component-cd2760c9a9ea

GEOGRIDS

SMEC Designed Retaining Wall Using Maccaferri Green Terramesh™ and Paralink™ Geogrid – supplied by Geofabrics and built by Coastwide
http://www.smec.com/infocus/expertise/combined-retaining-wall-solution-stacks-up/

Performance of a 33m High Geogrid Reinforced Soil Embankment Without Concrete Panel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420301035

Geogrids Aren’t Just For Roads on Poor Ground
Chris Buchanan | Director Of Marketing & Business Development Tensar International Ltd
https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/highways-uk/speaker-chris-BUCHANAN.stm

The A14 Geocomposite Story Part 4: The Strength Beneath the Structure
The latest in our A14 series comes from the team at Tensar, whose reinforced soil systems were used extensively on the Highways England improvement project, delivering permanent structures for junction improvements and load bearing abutments for temporary bridges.
https://www.highwaysmagazine.co.uk/The-A14-story-part-4-The-strength-beneath-the-structure/8615

Behaviour of Rectangular Footing on Geosynthetic Reinforced Crusher Dust
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-5001-0_29

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Beach Armor Plans Rile Lake Michigan Town
Geotextile tubes are filled with sand as a temporary erosion protection structure near Bridgman, Mich.
https://www.mlive.com/galleries/KM2SWGWLRBA2RBGZ4RRZ75RCJQ/
https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2020/10/rocky-future-lake-michigan-neighbors-battle-over-boulders-on-the-beach.html

JOBS

Layfield Seeking Business Development Manager for Specialty Geosynthetics and Environmental Containment Products
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/English/Layfield-Group/Work-At-Layfield/Job-Opportunities/Business-Development-Manager-050720.aspx

Fabtech Seeking Master Seamer, HDPE Geomembrane Welding/ Plastics Technicians
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50527553?type=standard#searchRequestToken=f1452b89-3182-4ff8-80c4-e7cac0af900a

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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

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