Management of Water Treatment Facility

BEC manages and operates a water treatment facility in northern New Mexico. The treatment system remediates contaminated groundwater, and includes a 40-foot blower to aid in the volatilization of VOCs, a sand filter, and two granular activated carbon units. 

BEC ensures that the treatment system can consistently operate without issue, collecting water quality samples on a monthly basis. Frequent operations and maintenance visits ensure that a safe and clean water supply can be delivered while remediating contaminated groundwater. 

Strategic Project Implementation Plans 

Completed for a New Mexico Tribal Entity

BEC successfully compiled a Strategic Project Implementation Plans (SPIP), to assess and propose mitigation of environmental impacts resulting from historical Department of Defense activities on Tribal lands.

The SPIP identified applicable laws and standards for the protection of cultural site and resources, and focused on fifteen impact sites. Following successful completion of the SPIP, NALEMP awarded the next phase of work to the Tribal entity, based on the SPIP recommendations. 

Debris Removal and Environmental Impact Assessment

This project provided environmental related services for the completion of a Site Inspection and Remedial Investigation at the location of a small passenger plane crash site. The site was investigated to document and perform debris removal of a U.S. Navy twin-engine air transport plane, which crashed in 1946. 

An Investigation Work Plan was completed for the site, with subsequent field activities and reporting. An Investigation report was submitted with other required documentation. Field activities included mapping aircraft debris (both surface and sub-surface); approximately 4.5 miles of clearance transects strategically placed to identify potential impact sites; debris removal; and soil sampling and analysis. The report documented plane crash debris across an area approximately 20 acres in size, with subsequent recommendations for further work based on geophysical surveys of the central crash area.

Soil samples were collected from twelve locations using hand-auger techniques down to a maximum depth of 8 feet. The sampling was performed to determine whether contamination was present as a result of the plane crash, and compared with background soil samples for the local area.

Military Munitions Response Program

Pueblo of Isleta

This project provided environmental and unexploded ordnance (UXO) related services for completion of a Remedial Investigation at a former bombing range. Britannia Environmental Consulting (BEC) prepared a complete Investigation Work Plan, undertook several weeks of field activities, and prepared the Investigation reports and other required documentation.

Approximately 275 acres were cleared across the site. From the cleared area, almost 200,000 pounds of material was removed and disposed of, including 1,190 pounds of munitions debris. Approximately 190,000 pounds of concrete and metalic debris was removed by heavy machinery and recycled; remaining debris that could not be recycled was removed to landfill.

Munitions clearance activities at the site yielded 66 munitions debris items and 3 munitions of explosive concern items. All 69 items were demilitarized, deconfigured, and removed from site for recycling. BEC worked closely with our UXO subcontractor on this project undertaking, demonstrating outstanding project performance and cooperation.

Soil sampling was also completed at the site, which led to the discovery of several chemical contaminants. BEC proposed a robust approach to mitigating the chemical contamination at the site, and implementation for further study and analysis. 

Project successes included working closely with the client to implement the project through a partnership approach, and successfully delineating large areas for subsequent cleanup.