Hidden Cave and Grimes Point Archaeological Area Field Trip

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Broadbent’s Reno staff and their families are looking forward to a company field trip to Hidden Cave and Grimes Point Archaeological Area. The tour of Hidden Cave will be conducted by a docent from the Churchill County Museum in Fallon, Nevada. As a part of this outing, Broadbent will make a $500.00 donation to the Churchill County Museum. Hidden Cave is an archaeological site exhibiting a depth of cultural and natural history that Broadbent families are eager to experience. The cave was first created by the waves of ancient Lake Lahontan 21,000 years ago and then later occupied by humans roughly 3,800 years ago. Just a mile and a half below Hidden Cave is the Grimes Point Archaeological Area. Grimes Read More »

Nevada Archaeological Association Annual Meeting

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At the end of March, Broadbent sent members of its archaeological team to the Annual Nevada Archaeological Association (NAA) Meeting in Wendover, Nevada. Project Archaeologist Principal Investigator Margo Memmott and Senior Staff Scientist Ashlee Younie both participated in the event. Ms. Memmott conducted a tin can identification workshop that was open to all NAA members. This workshop was entitled “What Can This Be? A Practical Workshop on Tin Can Identification and Analysis.” It included practical approaches to recording tin cans in the field and focused on teaching attendees basic tin can morphology. A casual and open-forum atmosphere allowed attendees to interact with Ms. Memmott and the hands-on tin can examples. The workshop provided information and insight on how to use Read More »

Lonnie Roy – Vice President and Principal Engineer at Broadbent

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PE, Lonnie Roy, Nevada

Many of Broadbent’s personnel have been with the company for the majority of their careers. These professionals have performed civil engineering and environmental work throughout the Western United States. Their clients and and backgrounds are diverse. All of our people draw upon this valuable knowledge bank, when servicing our current and future customers. Lonnie Roy was recently interviewed the by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He discusses what it has been like to work in Southern Nevada, through various economic cycles. By KAY FOLEY LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS As the principal engineer of a company specializing in environmental services, Lonnie Roy knows the importance of taking his job seriously. “The recent chemical spill in West Virginia showed that we’re dealing with Read More »

Case Study: Solvent Release Characterization & Remediation

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EISB System

In 2003, chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) associated with dry cleaning operations were discovered in the groundwater beneath a former dry cleaning facility in Las Vegas, NV. Broadbent was contracted to conduct on- and off-site characterization activities. Broadbent prepared and implemented a detailed Site Characterization Work Plan (Work Plan) which included design, construction oversight, development, and soil and groundwater sample collection from seven groundwater monitor wells. Groundwater sample laboratory analytical results indicated the on- and off-site presence of dissolved tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), dichloroethylene (DCE) and vinyl chloride (VC) constituent concentrations in groundwater in excess of their respective Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs). Broadbent prepared and implemented a subsequent Work Plan to monitor groundwater beneath the site and to conduct VC Read More »

Environmental Experience – Confidential Mine

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Broadbent has been working on this project since 2006. The company plays a key role in remediation operations at this historic mine site, a CERCLA site listed by the federal EPA on the National Priorities List (Superfund). Broadbent Reno Division Manager, Randy Miller, was the Project Manager from 2006 – 2010, and is the current Project Supervisor. At the site, the client is responsible for capturing and treating acid rock drainage from three seep/spring locations. Broadbent supports operations at the site by providing operations management, safety management, and system operators to operate the on-site treatment systems including a sulfate reducing bioreactor and high density sludge plant, both of which are designed to collect and treat acid rock drainage at the Read More »