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Community Support – Safe Embrace Trees & Lights Gala

Broadbent is more than just an environmental consulting firm operating in the western United States. We are also an active business and active individuals striving to be part of our communities where we live and work through volunteerism and financial donations to various non-profit organizations. A recent example of this is Broadbent’s participation in the 2nd Annual Safe Embrace Trees & Lights Gala in our local community of Reno, NV. Safe Embrace provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and the Gala raised funds to support an emergency shelter expansion project. The Broadbent – Reno team worked together to design a themed Christmas tree titled, “Truckee River Wonderland.” Of course, our enthusiasm in the work we do was Read More »

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Broadbent & Associates, Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary

In late 1987, our namesake and founder, Bob Broadbent, opened Broadbent & Associates as a sole employee in a shared suite with his brother’s insurance company located in the back of a barber shop in Boulder City, NV. Humble beginnings to be sure. The ensuing 30 years have seen steady and successful growth to where the company now has over 100 employees operating out of six offices located across the western United States. The company has grown from a small environmental firm specializing in petroleum hydrocarbon/gas station releases, to a western region environmental engineering firm offering a wide variety of professional services within the earth sciences industry. We recognized early on that diversification was critical to survival and that we Read More »

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Employee Health and Safety Highest Priority at Broadbent

Broadbent employees Amanda and Erin sport dermal and respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) while working at an acid rock drainage water treatment facility. Safety comes first at Broadbent, and our employees undergo extensive health and safety training (initially and routinely) which allows them to achieve and maintain safety competency while working on a variety of projects. We work hard to maintain our “safety first” culture among our employees and subcontractors, and we seek to eliminate or control all potential occupational health and safety hazards, while still providing cost-effective services to our clientele. Broadbent is proud of its exceptional safety record, and we are very proud of our employees’ dedication to maintaining that record. Keep up the great work Amanda and Read More »

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2017 Annual Elko Mine Expo

Broadbent staff from both our Reno and Henderson, Nevada offices attended the 32nd Annual Elko Mining Expo in June 2017. Broadbent was an Exhibitor at the Expo and also participated in the Golf Tournament and the Nevada Mining Association sponsored Tour of the Barrick Cortez Hills Mine. Broadbent has supported the Mining Industry in the Western United States since it was founded in 1987. We are currently working on a number of interesting projects at active, closed, and abandoned mines. Some of the services we are currently providing include: Air Quality Engineering & Stack Testing; Cultural Resource Management; Environmental Engineering; Water & Wastewater Facilities services including operation of Acid Rock Drainage treatment systems; Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Studies; Abandon Mine Read More »

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RIFS Work Continues at Former Copper Mine

Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RIFS) activities continue at a former Copper Mine in Northern Nevada.  Earlier this month Broadbent completed 2nd Quarter Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling of approximately 220 wells including monitor, domestic, and production wells screened across numerous water bearing zones representing different aquifers. The schedule allocated three weeks to complete the event; however, the work was completed early primarily due to focused pre-field planning efforts, outstanding field management, fair weather, and the dedication and hard work of the Broadbent field staff.   Approximately 350 wells are scheduled to be sampled in August as part of the 3rd Quarter Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling event.  In addition to groundwater monitoring, various assessment and remedial activities at the site associated Read More »