Congressional reps’ letter to EPA director underscores GMA’s coal-ash position

November 24, 2009

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), working in conjunction with U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler’s office, developed a letter that was signed by three congressmen urging a mandate for liners for coal-ash containment. The letter was sent to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Nov. 20. The letter, signed by Rep. Henry Brown (R-S.C.), Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), and …

Update: British surf reef opens after a year delay

November 6, 2009

Geotextile bags help create Europe’s first artificial surf reef. A £3M ($5M U.S.) artificial reef project expected to open a year ago was finally unveiled Nov. 2.near the seaside coastal village of Boscombe in southern England. Construction had been delayed for months by bad weather. The Bournemouth Borough Council finished its final safety checks with …

NAUE: Fight is not over in anti-dumping case

In a press release dated Oct. 27, 2009, NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, a German manufacturer of geosynthetic materials, including geosynthetic clay liners, said it is appealing a recent decision by Australian Customs that imposed anti-dumping measures on NAUE products. Based in EspelkampÐFiestal, Germany, NAUE said it is an internationally active company with a long-standing …