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Melisa Pollak

Senior Environmental Scientist

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Melisa assists interdisciplinary project teams with the delivery of environmental review documents, feasibility studies, and engineering design reports to mining, fuels, and power clients. Her work includes coordination of technical deliverables for large, complex projects; technical editing and report QA/QC; and preparation of permit applications and written reports. She has experience with multiple technical disciplines, including hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, biological assessment, risk assessment, and wastewater treatment.


Melisa also assists mining, power, and natural-resources-management clients with siting studies, water-quality and water-appropriations permitting, and environmental compliance. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has edited two books. Her background also includes conducting geologic field investigations for remedial assessments at Superfund sites and working as a hydrogeologist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program.


(952) 842-3659


MS, Science, Technology and Environ Policy, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

BS, Geophysics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600
Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-2277