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How to Choose Pond Liner Thickness

Knowing how to choose the thickness of your pond liner is crucial.

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Top 11 Reasons to Use RPE Pond Liners

Among pond liner materials, RPE, which stands for “reinforced polyethylene,” is one of the most popular, both for smaller garden ponds and large recreational or industrial use ponds.

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Top 10 Reasons to Use HPDE Pond Liners

If you’re building a pond, there are lots of options available, from RPE liners to EPDM, HPDE, and even rigid plastic pond liners.

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Best Materials for Pond Liners

If you’re thinking of building a pond, whether it’s a small garden pond or something larger, you’ll find that there are a variety of pond liner materials available.

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10 Reasons Not to Use Preformed Pond Liners

On the surface, it seems like a preformed pond liner might be the best choice. 

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Tailings vs Interburden vs Overburden

While overburden represents the largest single stream of waste generated by most surface mining operations, it’s far from the only material that needs special handling on the site.

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Liner Selection for Overburden Containment

Containment of any material produced during mining begins with a geomembrane. 

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Why is Overburden Difficult to Contain?

While the term overburden may indicate a uniform composition and standard features, the actual material is anything but constant.

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Overburden Removal Cost and How Containment Affects It

While the term overburden may refer to practically any amount of material lying over a valuable deposit, it tends to include hundreds of thousands of tons per mining site. 

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Risks of Mishandling Overburden Material

Mining is necessary to extract the essential ores, oil, and coal we rely on every day. 

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Potential Uses for Overburden

Many industries start out producing large volumes of what appears to be waste material, only to discover many uses for it as time goes by. 

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Careful Overburden Handling is Key to Oil Sands Success

With oil sand mining facilities producing some of the largest volumes of overburden today, it represents a part of the industry that has a larger than usual impact on the environment. 

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How is Overburden Produced?

Overburden is a natural consequence of almost all mining procedures. 

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Agricultural, Livestock, and Irrigation Ponds in California

Aside from decorative backyard ponds, new irrigation and livestock ponds account for the majority of the new water features put in each year in California. 

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Retention, Detention, and Storm Water Ponds for California

California did not create nine water boards to manage the entire state’s water supply just to prevent the loss of valuable fresh water. 

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California Backyard Ponds

Residential and backyard ponds make up the majority of new water features added to California by volume alone.

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Liner Recommendations for All Types of California Ponds

Like ponds built anywhere in the country, California ponds need reliable and flexible liners that conform to their every curve and bump. 

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Aquaculture Liner Requirements in California

Fish farming is big business, thanks in no small part to the development of new and better flexible liner products. 

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Ponds and Water Features for California Golf Courses, Resorts, and More

When drought conditions affect larger parts of the state, water restrictions are increased by the various water boards in California.

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California’s Weather and Soil Conditions: How Pond Liners Are Affected

While each state has its unique challenges for pond construction, California’s natural conditions can be particularly hard on liner materials.

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Water Limitations, Droughts and California Ponds

Water restrictions have been in place for decades in most of California, just like the rest of the Western states. 

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Risks of Tailings Loss and Environmental Exposure

Since the beginning of the modern mining industry, there have been hundreds of tailings collapses, slides, and floods. 

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Can Tailings Ever Be Reused?

Mining is full of materials that are not the ore or mineral being targeted for excavation. 

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Lining Recommendations for Tailing Storage

With so many challenges to storing and containing tailings in the long run, it is important to choose a liner that can handle the material. 

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Wet vs Dry Storage for Mine Tailings

Mine tailings may be produced in the thousands of tons per mine, but they are not all uniform in their characteristics.

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