Cross section of the Hetaoyu reinforced soil wall

June 1st, 2012

A number of readers have responded with requests after seeing and reading about the 2011 International Achievement Award of Excellence winner, “Geotextile-reinforced soil retaining wall for Hetaoyu Mine coal processing plant” in the February/March issue of Geosynthetics. Most of the inquiries came from engineers asking for diagrams or cross sections of this distinctive structure built […]

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Well done, lessons learned

June 1st, 2012

To the editor: With the sun shining and birds chirping, I took my April/May issue of Geosynthetics from my mailbox directly to my favorite reading chair. Intrigued by your editorial and the cover image of a massive 90.3-acre earth wound, the article “Closing the A&L Salvage Landfill: An unprecedented design-build regulatory effort” resonated my subconsultant […]

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Surprised by low numbers in ICOLD report

June 1st, 2012

To the editor: I read the “2010 ICOLD Bulletin on geomembrane sealing systems for dams” article with great interest (April/May, 2012). Good article to have presented, but I was a little surprised by the low numbers of geomembrane-lined earth- and rock-fill dams listed [in] the 2010 ICOLD Bulletin. ICOLD defines “large dams” as more than […]

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