Geosynthetics opportunities and solutions in shale gas extraction

October 1st, 2018

While natural gas contained within shale rock is geologic and thus ancient by its very nature, the practice of its removal by horizontal drilling coupled with hydrofracking is a relatively recent development (Figure 1). Indeed, these dual technologies are making possible the recovery of huge amounts of natural gas—so much so that one can envision […]

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New ASTM International standard will help in construction with GCLs

August 2nd, 2018

A newly released ASTM International standard will help those who construct and install geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), which are used to help with containment for: landfills coal combustion residual storage cells mining operations remediation and environmental protection projects The new standard (D8204) focuses on evaluating both best practices as well as possible negative impacts of […]

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Safe storage of mining waste focus of report

August 1st, 2018

In December 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and GRID-Arendal, an organization that supports environmentally sustainable development in partnership with UN Environment and other collaborators, published “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident.” The report recommends mining companies adopt simple steps to reduce environmental destruction and death by changing the way they store […]

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Last exhibit spots in the Geosynthetics Pavilion at IFAI Expo/CAMX available now

June 19th, 2018

There’s still time to reserve a booth in the Geosynthetics Pavilion but please act quickly. The Geosynthetics Pavilion at GeoDallas, Oct. 16–17, 2018, part of IFAI Expo/CAMX, has a few booth spaces available, and we don’t want you to miss out on this great opportunity to promote your geosynthetics products. The Geosynthetics Pavilion at the Kay […]

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HUESKER’s Olsta to be honored by ASTM

April 5th, 2018

Based in Chicago, HUESKER Inc.’s business area manager for Tektoseal Jim Olsta will be honored with the American Society of Testing and Material (ASTM) International’s Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award on June 25, 2018, at the main meeting of the ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock in San Diego, California. “When Jim Olsta […]

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GMA spring Lobby Day is May 16–17, 2018

April 1st, 2018

GMA’s biannual Lobby Day has helped the industry make significant strides toward increasing our exposure in Washington, D.C., and pushing for stronger consideration of geosynthetics’ use in environmental and civil infrastructure applications. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, and geosynthetics have been cited as an innovative material in multiple pieces of […]

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Waste containment technical seminar

February 11th, 2016

March 22–23 in Syracuse, N.Y. A two-day waste containment system design course will be offered March 22–23 in Syracuse, N.Y., sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS). Registered participants will qualify for 12 professional development hours (PDFs) or 1.5 professional engineer (P.E.) credits. Registration includes all education sessions […]

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GSE announces closing of Chile manufacturing facility

September 29th, 2015

Houston-based GSE Environmental announced in a Sept. 29 press release that it is closing its manufacturing plant in Antofagasta, Chile. The release said that “GSE has conducted a thorough evaluation of different means to optimize manufacturing productivity, market competitiveness, and quality, and has determined that it can more efficiently serve the South America region by […]

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