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Dense Asphaltic Concrete Can be an Alternative to HDPE Liners

Dense Asphaltic Concrete can be an extremely versatile product, suitable for many types of applications. The ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylon and Assyria all used bituminous lining materials and mortars for waterproofing and building, some more than 5,000 years ago, and many examples of their work remains intact even today. More recently with the advances in hydraulic […]

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Site Waste Management Plans Now Needed for Landfill Development and Restoration Projects

Although the following topic is not directly a landfill CQA issue we thought that it would be of real interest to many of our readers. Compulsory site waste management plans (SWMPs) for construction projects over £300,000 in value, have been a legal requirement in England since April 2008, and are therefore needed for landfill works contracts. […]

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The Use of a Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) in Conjunction with Drainage Membranes

The use of a Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) as the low permeability layer in landfill lining systems and restoration caps can provide a cost effective and readily Construction Quality Controlled alternative to natural clay. In fact this material may be the only option in regions where the local geology is such that no clay of […]

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SITA Cornwall Reports Successful Landfill Works After First 12 Months

SITA Cornwall  News (January 2008) – reports: Improvement in compliance… Landfill SITA Cornwall’s two landfill sites play an important role in managing the county’s waste. A great deal of work was carried out in 2007 at the landfills and even more is planned for 2008. It was a busy year in terms of engineering at […]

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What Do US Landfill Lining Systems Have Which EU Linings Don’t?

This is a question for our expert visitors. The answer is: “Leakage Detection Layers”. We have quoted some text from a US landfill lining systems report. “The double-composite liner system, …, consists of a primary liner overlaying a secondary liner with a leak detection layer between the two liners. Both the primary and secondary liners […]

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