Containment Geosynthetics

Geomembrane Cap for San Mateo Mine Site

A plan is in place now to clean up the San Mateo Uranium Mine in San Mateo, New Mexico. The US Forestry Service is heading up the remediation work. After an environmental and cost analysis, a decision has been made to consolidate on-site waste rock and cover it with a geomembrane cap system. Learn more here.; »

PP, Polystyrene, PVC and PET Resin Prices rise in November

feedstock costs and a tighter rein on production have allowed prices for several commodity resins to post modest increases since November 1. Learn more here.; »

Probing of Nebraska Dam Finds Cracked Embankment

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it will continue to release water from a southwest Nebraska reservoir to relieve stress on a damaged dam. The bureau says it found cracks in the Red Willow Dam's embankment. Engineers have been examining the structure since a sinkhole was discovered in October. Red Willow Dam is 126 feet tall and it forms a reservoir of 85,070 acre-feet. It's located about 11 mi... »

Sand Boils Threatening St. Louis Levee

A levee in Wood River, Illinois near St. Louis, Missouri is causing some concern for the US Army Corp of Engineers after a leak was discovered. Sand boils have been found in the structure, indicating the seepage has caused hydrostatic pressure to build up and is threatening the levee's stability from the inside outward. Various repair plans are being discussed. Learn more here.; »

DSI Announces Acquisition of Passavant-Roediger

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) today announced the acquisition of Passavant-Roediger, a global developer of wastewater, water and sludge treatment technologies with over 5,000 installations and a presence in 13 countries across Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia. The enterprise value of this acquisition is AED 145 million. Under the acquisition agreement, DSI will own 82% of Passav... »

Inflatable Dam Fatality Leads to Charges in Australia

Two companies have been charged over the collapse of an inflatable dam wall in Central Queensland, which killed a four-year-old girl a year ago. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has accused the owners of the dam, Sunwater Limited, and manufacturers of the device, Trellebord Engineered Systems Australia, of failing to meet their health and safety obligations. Nelani Koefer drowned when the in... »

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