Olympus completed a reclamation work plan for the Montana Mine Waste Cleanup Bureau to guide the cleanup of a historical mill site containing tailings and waste rock piles elevated in lead and zinc. The 100-year-old mill site contained over 220,000 cubic yards of tailings and was ranked eighth on the abandoned mine site priority list for Montana. The mill site was located in steep mountainous terrain and perennial streams flowed through three of the four tailings piles. Olympus performed a detailed site characterization study of the mill tailings, waste rock piles, and potential repository and borrow material areas. Work consisted of drilling, trenching, mapping, and sampling. The reclamation design for stabilization of the tailings involved extraction of tailings from the 100-year floodplain, reconstruction of a riprap armored channel, tailings grading, run-on water controls, soil capping, and vegetation.
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“Olympus Technical Services was great to work with. They established safe perimeters for their work zone, communicated well with the city, and completed the work in a timely and efficient manner. We would highly recommend Olympus!”
City of Shelby, Montana
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“We worked with Olympus to demolish, dispose, and backfill two buildings containing hazardous materials. Olympus’ crew was receptive to our requests, adapted to changing site conditions, suggested ways to increase efficiency, and didn’t sway from their proposed cost. Together we changed the site from dilapidated hazardous buildings to a clean construction-ready property.”
Michael P. Kelly
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“We used Olympus Technical Services to do a remediation project and some extensive concrete demolition and backfill work. The work was performed flawlessly and professionally, and the field staff was great to work with. When site challenges presented themselves, Olympus was intuitive and creative in solving them. They were a great company to deal with.”
Bonner Property Development, LLC
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“Olympus Technical Services won a major demolition bid with FCEDA. The bid was fair and the work started on time and finished in advance of our deadline. It was a difficult job with several unknowns that caused delays, change orders, and equipment breakdowns. Throughout, the team from Olympus was professional, flexible, and made sound recommendations. They were great partners on a difficult project. Because of this experience, we have recommended them to many of our partners.”
Christy Cummings Dawson
Flathead County Economic Development Authority
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"Simply put, as a consultant to the retail fueling industry, Olympus Technical Services is one of the foremost authorities in terms of environmental regulations, permits, emergency response and petroleum cleanup."
Town Pump, Inc.
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Pacific West Technologies