Summer 2011

Geosynthetics in the Volgermeerpolder

The Volgermeerpolder (NL), which was once a landfill site for heavily polluted household and industrial waste, has been cleaned up and turned into a nature reserve. This is the largest soil remediation operation in Dutch history. 

With the aid of TenCate Geotube®, clean sludge was converted into a natural cap (a layer of clean soil) on top of the seal. TenCate GeoDetect® is used to monitor the seal on the waste in one of the basins that were created on top of the natural cap.

2 geodetect artist impression foto

On you will find a link to a YouTube film about the installation and the first measurements.

Design and image: Vista Landschapsarchitectuur en Stedenbouw, Prinsengracht 253, 1016 GV Amsterdam; tel. +31 20 6224431

Blue fabric (Tecawork Blue 65287)