clay drainage News

  • Screening soil moisture conditions reveals an increased risk of drought in a Swedish drainage basin

    The risk of drought in the Norrström drainage basin, Sweden, increased during the 20th century, a new study has found. As the frequency of the dry periods increased, less water was available in the landscape for agriculture and for the resupply of groundwater — despite an increase in precipitation in the area over the same period. The researchers reached this conclusion after screening ...

  • ‘Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development’ video speaks to ILT’s mission

    International Geosynthetics Society’s new video “Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development” perfectly expresses International Lining Technology mission for “containment solutions for a better world.” The video, produced by the IGS education committee, asks “What defines quality of life?” and how geosynthetics are part of discussion around sustainability ...

  • Specification Resource on the Web

    geosIndex.com is a new online index of geosynthetic material data created to assist designers, specifiers and other professionals in their site materials selection process. geosIndex includes data for geomembranes (e.g., landfill liners, pond liners), geogrids (e.g., for retaining wall reinforcement), geotextiles for unpaved road support, geosynthetic clay liners for environmental remediation, ...


    By geosIndex

  • Vegetative Roof Systems

    A new ASTM International standard will aid in the selection of lightweight aggregate best suited for use in the design and construction of vegetative roof systems. E2788, Specification for Use of Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate (ESCS) as a Mineral Component in the Growing Media and Drainage Layer for Vegetative (Green) Roof Systems, was ...


    By ASTM International

  • Sydney tar ponds agency tender issued for protective cap

    The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency has released a tender for the construction of a protective cap over treated tar ponds sediment. "Today is good news for the people of Sydney," said Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services. "This tender for the Tar Ponds cap will lead to the reclamation of nearly 240 acres of land and a cleaner and more sustainable future for residents." It"s the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Issues Record of Decision for the Madison County Mines Superfund Site Operable Unit 5

    EPA Region 7 today issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Madison County Mines Superfund Site Operable Unit 5, Catherine Mines and Skaggs Tailings subsites, located in Madison County, Mo. The ROD identifies the selected cleanup methods for the mine waste located at the site. The overall strategy of the selected remedy is to cover consolidated mine waste, soils, and sediment with ...

  • Insituform Receives $17.0 Million (US) Sewer Rehabilitation Term Contracts in Hong Kong

    ST. LOUIS - Insituform Technologies, Inc. announced today it has begun work on a $17 million (US) project for the Drainage Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Insituform was recently awarded two term contract renewals, which provide for the rehabilitation of wastewater pipelines located throughout the highly populated Central District and Mainland North District for ...


    By Aegion Corporation

  • Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By ASTM International

  • SLAYER providing the EDGE for BCI Betriebs-AG

    BCI of Switzerland have recently taken delivery of 2 Edge Shredders. The EDGE Slayer plays a pivotal role for (BCI) Basel Chemical Industry in a 350 Million Euro land reclamation project. BCI needed a machine which could shred huge volumes of material which was both highly volatile and potentially explosive. Engineers from the EDGE Design Academy worked closely with BCI, introducing some ...


    By EDGE INNOVATE

  • First Uk Trial Of Non-Entry Inspection Chambers In Adoptable Sewers Demonstrated On Dvd

    Following the successful trial of non-entry inspection chambers in adoptable sewers on a new housing development, Wavin Plastics has produced a DVD to showcase their successful project and encourage other water companies and house builders to adopt this new and innovative approach to drainage. The video shows how this pioneering new product has benefited a brand new community in Leeds, following ...


  • GSE Environmental Hosts Coal Ash Technical Seminar

    GSE Holding, Inc., (NYSE:GSE) the leading global manufacturer and provider of geosynthetic lining products and services, held a Coal Ash Technical Seminar on October 18 in Chantilly, VA. The seminar, led by a panel of seven of the world’s top geosynthetics experts, covered a variety of topics of concern to the coal ash industry, particularly in regard to coal ash combustion and storage. ...


    By GSE Environmental (GSE)

  • First Trial of Non-Entry Inspection Chambers in Adoptable Sewers

    A joint partnership between Wavin Plastics, Yorkshire Water and Miller Homes has resulted in the first UK trial of non-entry inspection chambers in adoptable sewers on a new development in the Leeds area. The site, Allerton Bywater Millennium Village, which is one of seven English Partnership Millennium Communities, has been designed according to Planning Policy Guidance 3 (PPG3) principles. ...


  • Organic pumping and treatment solution

    Aquatech Dewatering Company, Inc (Aquatech) was called upon to join an assembled project team on an ongoing construction contract in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to facilitate a means of addressing an urgent requirement to intercept, bypass and filter exceedingly turbid surface and storm water entering an environmentally sensitive creek. The surface and storm water from a large drainage area ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • GSE Environmental Announces Acquisition of SynTec, LLC

    GSE Holding, Inc. (NYSE:GSE), a leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, today announced it has acquired all of the equity interests of SynTec, LLC, based in Baltimore, Maryland, for approximately $10 millioncash. "We are excited to welcome SynTec, a proven leader and manufacturer of geosynthetic ...


    By GSE Environmental (GSE)

  • Republic Services Opens New Landfill And Transfer Station

    Leading environmental services company Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) today dedicated a state-of-the-art landfill and transfer station in Texas to meet the Rio Grande Valley's waste needs for the next 100 years. The new La Gloria landfill is a highly-engineered facility and was designed as a safe, environmentally ...


    By Republic Services, Inc.

  • ASTM D6364 - 06(2011) standard test method for determining short-term compression behavior of geosynthetics

    The compression behavior test for geosynthetics is intended to be an index test. It is anticipated that the results of the compression behavior test will be used to evaluate product. The results of the analyses may also be used to compare the relative compressive yield points of materials that exhibit a detectable compressive yield ...


    By ASTM International

  • The quiet clean mining revolution

    Few industries have got the black eye, literally and metaphorically, of mining. After centuries of environmental effects ranging from toxic emissions to unsightly tailings ponds, acid mine drainage, massive energy consumption and other impacts, mining is slowly cleaning up its act. Why? Mostly because new clean technologies are increasing industrial efficiencies. They're lowering mining ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA approves cleanup plan for remaining coal ash at TVA Kingston site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 today has approved the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) selected cleanup plan for the next phase of coal ash removal at the TVA Kingston site in Roane County, Tenn. The cleanup plan, one of three alternatives proposed to the public earlier this year, requires TVA to permanently store on site all of the ash being removed from the Swan ...

  • Energy Management at Naylor Industries PLC

    Naylor Industries PLC is a long established, leading British manufacturer of building & construction products, specialised clay pipes, plastic drainage & ducting and concrete products with an unparalleled reputation in the market for quality and service. Bridie Warner-Adsetts is the Group Operations Director at Naylor Industries and is responsible for the organisation's energy management. ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • DOE Selects Projects To Enhance Its Research into Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 10 projects to receive funding for research in support of the lab’s program on Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts. The selected research projects will further program goals by focusing on the development of cost-effective and environmentally benign approaches for ...


    By US Department of Energy

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you