Moretrench’s Schmall and Landry to present at the In Depth Coal Ash Impoundment Closure

September 18, 2017

Moretrench’s Vice President and Chief Engineer Paul Schmall, Ph.D., P.E. and Chief Dewatering Engineer Gregory M. Landry, P.E. will present at EUCI's In-Depth Coal Ash Impoundment Closure Course.

During this 2-day workshop, industry leaders from multiple closure service providers will share their experience with industry attendees to  provide them with a more comprehensive understanding of the processes and steps involved in impoundment closure. The program includes a range of related aspects including geotechnical work, dewatering, stability issues, civil design, groundwater monitoring. construction processes and contractor selection.

Referencing the extensive dewatering, soil stabilization and water treatment experience earned through the closure of over a dozen ash ponds, Schmall and Landry will discuss the behavior and responsiveness of ash to drainage methods, the wide range of techniques that can be used, associated water treatment methods, the geotechnical investigations necessary, geotechnical verification and monitoring, and new advances in the technologies.