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Copyright© Geo/Environmental Associates, Inc. 1995 through 2014

 

Welcome to the online home of Geo/Environmental Associates, Inc. (GA).  GA provides geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering, geology, CADD, and soil testing services to industrial and mining clients.

The staff of GA specialize in the design of dams, waste disposal impoundments, landslide repairs, retaining structures, ground improvements, environmental assessments, environmental remediation,  and foundation design.


Reclaimed
surface mine land
Sand Hollow Lake and Campground

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GA's Coal Creek Watershed Foundation
co-sponsors 2014 Arbor Day Event

GA President Barry Thacker, PE
receives Award of Excellence
from Engineering News Record
THANK YOU!

Coal Refuse Disposal Facility Seminar
10 April 2014

"Recent Developments in Design/Construction
of Coal Refuse Disposal Dams"

Thank you to the over 140 attendees from twelve states who came to Charleston, WV,
to attend our coal refuse dam design and construction seminar on April 10th!!
 

Click for PDFs of Presentations


 

Wick Drains in
Upstream Construction
Presentation by
Joan Meece (Arch Coal) and
Barry Thacker, P.E. at
Mine Safety Health Administration
(MSHA) Dam Safety
Training Meeting
10 July 2013

GA's COAL CREEK
WATERSHED FOUNDATION
RECEIVES
EXCELLENCE IN
REFORESTATION AWARD!!

4 November 2013

VIDEO from
"Inside Tennessee"
Program

PDF of Knoxville NBC news station
WBIR-TV's
"Inside Tennessee" program
Presentation by Barry Thacker PE
representing the
Tennessee Mining Association
regarding proposed
TN Scenic Vistas Protection Act legislation

March 2012

 




OPINION EDITORIAL
Knoxville News Sentinel

Barry Thacker, PE
10 March 2012
Re-mining old sites
helps restore land
“Engineering Better Readers”
presentation by Barry Thacker, P.E.
at the joint Tennessee
ASCE/TSPE/ACEC
annual meeting


September 2012

Geo/Environmental Associates sponsors the 
Engineering Better Readers
Program at Briceville School

 

View video of ABC-TV WATE's
news story about the
Engineering Better Readers Program

Coal Refuse Disposal Facility Seminar
16 April 2010
Embassy Suites Charleston
Charleston, WV

View Seminar Proceedings


Control of seepage through
hydraulic fill structures:
Should it be cut off or drained?

Presentation by Barry Thacker, P.E.
at University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
19 April 2011

 


Geo/Environmental Associates' Barry Thacker, PE,
President and CEO receives
2009
Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award

issued jointly by the
American Society
of Civil Engineers and ASFE, an international,
not-for-profit association of geoprofessional firms. 

Coal Creek Labor Saga
becomes part of
State curriculum for
Tennessee high school students

 

Coal Creek
Miners Museum
coming soon!!
Knoxville
News Sentinel
8 Sept 2013

 

APPLY FOR OPEN POSITIONS

WV Gazette
22 February 2009
Article by Barry Thacker
Outlawing leaky dams on coal
property would be a mistake

VOLUNTEER EFFORTS
GA personnel support the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation, Inc. (CCWF).  CCWF was organized to obtain federal grant money from the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) to reclaim abandoned mined lands and improve the quality of life in the Coal Creek watershed in Anderson County, Tennessee.  The effort has grown to include much more.  Visit www.coalcreekaml.com for more details.

Coal Creek Scholars Program featured in Geo-Strata Magazine May-June 2011
 

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Aerial view of the
Meigs Slurry Impoundment

Click on image for project description

Building columns and soilnail --  shotcrete excavation support prior to stabilization.

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Remediation of underground
EPA Superfund site

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Published Technical Papers on Modified Upstream Construction (MUSC)
and Simplified Seismic Stability Assessment Methods
(ADOBE PDF FORMAT):

LIQUEFACTION MITIGATION PROCEDURES FOR COAL REFUSE DAMS BUILT BY
THE MODIFIED UPSTREAM METHOD

PERIMETER EMBANKMENTS TO INCREASE CAPACITY, MITIGATE SUBSIDENCE
IMPACTS, AND ABANDON COAL REFUSE DISPOSAL IMPOUNDMENTS

Geo/Environmental Associates, Inc. is a member of Kentucky Coal Association,
Virginia Coal Association, American Society of Civil Engineers,
and ASFE among other groups.

 asfe.org - ASFE: The Best People on Earth

Geo/Environmental Associates participates in the Green Power Switch the Tennessee Valley’s new green power initiative, which uses sunlight, wind, and landfill gas to produce electric power.  At TVA's  current rate of construction, Green Power Switch will replace coal in about 200 years when our nation's coal supplies are depleted.

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