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Landfill CQA Questions: Triaxial Compression Testing or Direct Shear Testing?

A question for landfill construction quality assurance engineers which arises regularly is whether they should use Triaxial Compression Testing or Direct Shear Testing. Well although triaxial compression testing is the most frequently used small scale direct shear testing does have certain advanatges and can be appropriate under certian circumstances.   There is an interesting dicussion of this issue at […]

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Waste Strategy 2007 And Landfill Construction Safety Assurance

The Waste Strategy 2007 has been published, and yes, of course, poor old landfill gets the “worst” (least preferred option) ranking in the waste heirarchy again! Seriously though, there was never going to be any change to the requirements for landfills including the Construction Quality Assurance requirements for landfills, but we thought we would post […]

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Strong Workload for Contractors in UK Landfill Capping and Development

There will be a strong workload for landfill capping contractors this summer due to the closure of many landfills during 2006, which has taken place as a result of the ending of the grace period for the transition from Waste Management Licences to PPC Permits under the IPPC legislation. Many landfill owners which did not apply for […]

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The Poor Waste Industry Safety Record and DSEAR

In 2004, the Bomel report quoted the incidence of serious injuries within the UK Waste Management Industry at five times the national average and a fatality rate ten times the national average. That was bad enough. However, it got worse in February 2006 when a safety alert released by the HSE made it clear that […]

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Web Site Explains ATEX & DSEAR Requirements

IPPTS Associates have created a new website, the ATEX & DSEAR (UK) website, to assist the waste management industry in coping with the necessary reviews and risk assessments necessary to comply with the EU’s ATEX Directive regulations which finally come into force at the end of this month. Many in the waste industry think that […]

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