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.
Approximately 400 acres of the 2,200 acres on the property require remediation and clean-up. There has never been any industrial activity on the remainder of the site, most of which has remained virgin desert. The evaporation ponds are now inactive. The soil underlying the ponds will be excavated and transported to a lined and monitored Corrective Action Management Unit(CAMU), off site. No excavated soils will be disposed of on-site.
The majority of the restoration work is removal of soil. After the soil is removed, more tests will be performed to ensure it meets the most stringent standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for residential development.
Soar through an alluvial plane -- view what’s underground the 2,200 acres by visiting the Cool Science section of the Web site.
The new master planned community will feature 526 acres of parks and open space adjacent to the Las Vegas Wash, the River Mountain Loop Trails and the Henderson Birding Preserve offering residents a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities.