Transforming an Abandoned Mine into a Major Green Development

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When mining activities on a site cease, owners and communities may face a number challenges: soil remediation, re-vegetation, isolating contaminants from waterways, runoff control, etc. Importantly, they ask: What else can be done with the site? Is it able to be beneficially reused? Geosynthetics commonly play a vital role in cleaning up and protecting sites. Geosynthetics also are key to how geot... »

GCL Transforms Australian Quarry into Landfill

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By NAUE – An Australian quarry became of the country’s largest landfills, with the installation of a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) barrier system. The site, known as the Western Landfill, has an available airspace totaling more than 15,000,000m3. Since 1999, the facility has offered municipal and commercial waste management services to metropolitan Melbourne. Today, more than 30% of Vi... »

On the Links: Geosynthetics in Golf Course Construction

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Most of the world’s best professional golfers will be in Augusta, Georgia, USA from 9 – 12 April 2015 for the 79th edition of the Masters, the historic tournament that each April kicks of the PGA’s series of four majors. While golf course construction has slowed from its feverpitch in the mid-2000s, golf courses continue to improve their play, beauty, and environmental performance by utilizing geo... »

GSI Webinar on Landfill Closures, May 14

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By Robert M. Koerner – The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will host its twelfth in a series of monthly GSI Webinars on May 14 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT). The topic: “Landfill Closures:  Past-Present-Emerging.” Participants will be able to assess past landfill cover practices and gain comparisons to present practice as required by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency through RCRA and Superfund reg... »