U.S. representatives pen letter encouraging use of geosynthetics

November 22, 2017

On Nov. 17, 2017, ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao encouraging the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to consider including the benefits of geosynthetic materials in future infrastructure legislation. “Geosynthetic materials are a critical, innovative element of the transportation

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AASHTO criticizes Congress over lack of infrastructure funding in tax reform bills

November 21, 2017

On Nov. 17, 2017, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) sent separate letters to House and Senate leaders, emphasizing the association’s priority to use tax reform “to address the nation’s transportation investment crisis,” but instead have proposed bills that not only miss the opportunity but would

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IGS-NA hosts free electrical leak location webinar  

November 17, 2017

IGS North America (IGS-NA) presents the free webinar “Overview of Electrical Leak Location (ELL) Methods and Their Application” on Nov. 21, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST. All geomembrane-lined containment facilities should be tested for leaks before going into service. Early detection of leaks allows for swift and effective repair pre-service,

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Solmax offering asperity height vs. asperity concentration webinar

November 16, 2017

Solmax presents a free webinar on asperity height vs. asperity concentration with textured geomembranes on Nov. 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST. The objective of texturing is to prevent a geomembrane surface from being a critical slip plane that may induce, contribute to or make worse potential sliding of materials.

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EPA awards $12.3 million to Iowa for water projects 

November 15, 2017

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announced Nov. 14, 2017, that it has awarded $12,326,000 to Iowa’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. “Clean drinking water and proper wastewater

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