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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 »

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Broadbent Announces New Office Location in Parker, CO

Broadbent & Associates is thrilled to announce our expansion to the Centennial State. Our new Parker, CO office is located approximately 25 miles southeast of downtown Denver and it will service the Colorado area. This office is managed by Mark Williams, an Environmental Scientist with 20 years of experience and a primary focus on industrial hygiene and indoor air quality. Mark graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1998 with a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Biology. We are confident that Mark and his team will be successful in continuing our corporate mission of providing our clientele with sound scientific and cost-effective solutions to their concerns. Furthermore, we are excited to expand our geographic foot print into the Rocky Read More »

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California Environmental Consultant Volunteering in Alpine County

Broadbent & Associates, Inc. is more than an environmental consulting company operating throughout California, Nevada, Texas, and other neighboring states. We also strive to be part of our communities through volunteerism and financial donations to grassroots non-profit organizations such as the Alpine Watershed Group. Broadbent is proud to have served as one of the primary sponsors for the 17th Annual Markleeville Creek Day held on September 9, 2016 and organized by the Alpine Watershed Group. Broadbent employees and their family members volunteered to complete restoration projects that help improve the overall health of watersheds in Alpine County, California. Volunteer activities included removal of invasive plants; planting of willow stakes, potted willows, and cottonwood plants; and slope seeding and bank stabilization Read More »

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Am-Arcs of Nevada, The Virginia City Historic Mining District

Am-Arcs of Nevada invites you to attend its monthly meeting and lecture series. This month’s speakers are Margo Memmott, M.A., RPA There are Known Unknowns: Interpreting the Results from Archaeological Testing in the Streets of the Virginia City Historic District. We anticipated archaeological discoveries during the work necessary to improve Virginia City Historic District’s wastewater systems. To identify which areas are most likely to contain archaeological resources, we completed a sensitivity analysis that was verified using Ground Penetrating Radar, backhoe trenching, shovel test probes, and targeted excavation units. This archaeological testing in the historic mining district helped to increase our knowledge of what lies beneath the streets, but many questions remain. Alain Pollock, M.A., RPA The Forgotten Neighborhood of the Read More »

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Archaeologist Digs Up Cost-Savings for Mine Assessments

Because of the wide range of environmental services that Broadbent provides, our employees are exposed to many different types of fascinating work. Ashlee Younie, a Registered Professional Archaeologist, is one such person. Along with skills gained while working on projects for the United States EPA and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, her education has helped her become a specialist in addressing environmental challenges unique to abandoned mine lands. She has experience performing surveys and sampling water and solids at historic mine sites. Her abandoned mine land work has included the recording of site features for use in mine site assessments and data analytics. When Broadbent is performing environmental investigations of abandoned mine lands, Ashlee’s knowledge is invaluable. She is Read More »