The lead scientist in charge of the clean-up effort – Dr. Ranajit Sahu – is a certified environmental manager (CEM) in the state of Nevada, a quality environmental planner as defined by the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP), and has been an adjunct professor at UCLA and USC.
Fence diagrams effectively display several intersecting cross sections in a perspective view.
Soar through an alluvial plane -- view what’s underground the 2,200 acres by visiting the Cool Science section of the Web site.
The clean-up effort is voluntary and funded entirely by private dollars. No public funds have or will be used in the entire process.
The Muddy Creek formation underlies the Qa. The Muddy Creek formation underlies much of the Las Vegas Valley and is more than 2,000 feet thick in places. The upper portion beneath the site is referred to as TMCf. The soil of the TMCf underlying the site is typically fine-grained (sandy silt and clay silt), although layers with increased sand content are also sporadically encountered.