Part 2: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

October 1, 2017

As discussed in Part 1 of “The Regulation of CCR in the United States,” for the first time in decades, nationwide regulation of CCR (coal combustion residuals) surface impoundments expands the regulated use of geosynthetic materials. While the CCR Rule (2015) allows continued operation of existing CCR surface impoundments, it provides criteria for the disposition …

Part 1: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

August 1, 2017

The regulation of coal ash (coal combustion residuals or CCR) has significantly expanded the market for geosynthetics within the United States. Further, there is interest in these regulations around the globe in every country using coal as an energy source. These regulations are the result of recent environmental incidents. The regulations call for the increased …

“Educate the Educators” program in China

October 1, 2016

With support from the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), the IGS China Chapter, and the China Technical Association for Geosynthetics, and IGS council members, the Educate the Educators (ETE) program was conducted August 18–19, 2016, in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China. This program was first of its kind in China. Prof. Chungsik Yoo, IGS vice president, delivered …