Anchoring Alternative Closure Systems

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Artificial turf barrier systems combine the well-documented high performance of a geosynthetic capping design with an aesthetic synthetic grass surface. These systems have become an increasingly common way of meeting regulatory requirements in closure designs for landfills, coal ash cells, and other environmentally sensitive containment applications. Solmax’s LiteEarthTM is one of the alternative ... »

GSE Environmental Introduces Next Generation Capping System

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GSE Environmental is enjoying a very active year. In February, the company was awarded a patent for its CoalDrain geocomposite, which is designed specifically for work with coal combustion residuals. It also released a series of three RoaDrain subsurface drainage control products for roadway performance. Now, GSE has announced the launch of GSE LiteEarth™, a patented synthetic grass capping system... »

Geosynthetics for Waste Ash Landfill Closure – Two Projects

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For a landfill closure project in Massachusetts, Covanta Energy put an end to constant slope repair with a stable, cost-effective, geosynthetic closure technology. By Agru America and Watershed Geo – With more than 60 acres of closed landfill space to manage, Steve Melloni, Covanta Energy’s Regional Landfill Manager, has a lot on his plate. Most of his closed waste-to-energy ash landfills are trad... »

Watershed Moment: SWANA Recognizes ClosureTurf Installation

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Alpharetta, GA – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) awarded Escambia County’s effort to remediate a variety of major issues at Saufley Field Road Construction and Demolition Landfill with the Silver Award for Landfill Remediation. As a result of the award, SWANA is recognizing the successful collaboration of Escambia County and the Florida Department of Environmental Protec... »

ClosureTurf™Landfill Installation Wins SWANA Award

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GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA – For its use of ClosureTurf™, an innovative alternative cover system, the Saufley Field Landfill in Pensacola, Florida recently received a national award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The Escambia County project was honored with a Silver Award for Landfill Remediation due to the use of this system over the landfill’s 22 acre site. The applic... »

UK Environment Agency Republishes Geomembrane Publications

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You may be seeing a lot of familiar material returning from the Environment Agency of the United Kingdom online. A new website for www.uk.gov has started reissuing reports as it replenishes its online library. Some of these materials feature updated layouts and sections, but some are also older reports (e.g., from 2009’s series) bearing only a new date (the date of reposting to the site). That cer... »

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... »

LiteEarth Performance and Durability Proven Through Independent Testing

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Austin, Texas – The performance, durability and regulatory compliance of LiteEarth has been proven through a full spectrum of testing applicable to long-term closure of municipal solid waste (MSW), coal combustion residuals (CCR), mining and more. LiteEarth is a synthetic grass and EPDM geomembrane liner designed to close landfills, coal ash sites and other land reclamation projects. Each of the c... »