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FGI mining short course May 21

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Constructing with fabricated geomembranes: Advances and current trends for mining

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is offering a one-day short course May 21 in Salt Lake City: “Advances and current trends for mining.”

According to an April 11 FGI press release, the day-long course “will be taught by 21 industry professionals from academia, contractors, engineers, installers, and third-party testing personnel.” Prof. Timothy D. Stark from the University of Illinois will lead the course and act as moderator.

The release highlighted several conference presenters and their topics:

  • Otis Willoughby on current and emerging regulatory issues.
  • J. Pilz and Rio Rinto on geomembrane selection for mining applications.
  • Daren Laine on leak location with fabricated geomembranes.
  • Frank Sinclair and Steve Hobbs with a hands-on welding and testing demonstration.
  • Prof. Stark on coal combustion residuals.
  • Bill Shehane on oil spills, development, and production.
  • John Heap on canals, reservoirs, and irrigation ponds.

See all speakers and the entire schedule here.

Registration for this FGI-sponsored event is free until April 30, 2012. After April 30, registration for industry professionals is $99, government officials $49. Students are welcome free of charge, the release said.

The short course will be held at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Participants are eligible for seven professional development hours (PDHs).

Contact: Laurie Honnigford, FGI representative, +1 651 554 1895.

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