Environmental Remediation

Burleson has 20 years’ experience conducting environmental remediation projects. We specialize in industry leading advisory and remediation support for abandoned mine lands, including mine impacted sediment, groundwater, and surface water. Addressing unique regulatory and technical issues encountered at remote abandoned mine lands with little or no infrastructure is our specialty. Burleson has experience at abandoned mercury, gold (hardrock and hydraulic), copper, tungsten, and magnesite mines throughout California. We design semi-passive treatment systems to address mine drainage, mine waste remediation, and run-on run-off control. Projects have been completed in accordance with CERCLA, CWA, Porter-Cologne, CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA requirements. In addition to abandoned mine lands, Burleson has assessed and remediated leaking underground storage tanks, DOD facilities (missile silos, air force bases), active industrial facilities, and firing ranges. We complete systematic planning, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, engineering evaluation and cost analyses; prepare removal action memorandums and remediation work plans; conduct construction oversight, remediation system operations; and document completion of remediation and project close-out.

Industry leading expertise in…

  • Mine history evaluation
  • Site feature identification & mapping
  • Geochemistry of rock, mine waste, &
    mine drainage
  • Mine waste volume characterization
    and estimates
  • Groundwater & surface water
  • Data Review and Systematic
  • Field X-Ray Fluorescence
  • Incremental Sampling Methodology
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Safety Closure
  • Report of waste discharge
  • Stormwater management
  • Water treatment
  • Repository siting and design
  • Phase I/II Environmental Site
  • Preliminary Assessment/Site
  • Engineering Evaluation and Cost
  • Remedial Investigation/Feasibility
  • Remedial and Removal Actions
  • Remedial Design
  • Demolition and Decommissioning

Greg Reller, Principal Geologist
(916) 984-4651, ext. 111

Client Satisfaction

"Burleson Consulting was excellent to work with and very professional. They assembled a top-notch team of experts to study and propose solutions to the water supply challenges at Sutter National Wildlife Refuge. The communication was excellent throughout the project. This included project staff, contracting personnel, and interested stakeholders. As a result, the project was completed on time and on budget. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Burleson Consulting in the future."Kevin Clancy, Project Manager – United States Bureau of Reclamation

"Burleson provided exceptional services under this contract. Because of their successful work, they were awarded a $7M follow-on IDIQ contract in 2014, that also encompasses biological monitoring at former Fort Ord. They have consistently improved their plant material collection and propagation techniques and pass the savings onto the federal government. Burleson is a valuable team member on Fort Ord and I feel that they are true stewards of the environment." William K. Collins, BRAC Environmental Coordinator, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson has been able to work with several government agencies (to include tribal groups and natural resource trustees) and several responsible parties to assist in progressing this site to a stage where technical and agency concerns can be identified and resolved. Strengths – overall and in depth understanding of mine site and CERCLA dynamics. Deficiencies – none. I would not hesitate to use Burleson." Daniel McMindes, USACE Liaison to EPA, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson helped to manage the Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement. They came through and were always available during an ‘energy crisis’ in California. I will continue to work with them."Loreen McMahon, Project Manager - California Public Utilities Commission

"We appreciated Burleson’s great work, re: completing the draft EIR on the scheduled date (it was a tremendous task, but they completed it). All of them put a lot of work into it (it was a true team effort). They should all be proud of this accomplishment given the changes and obstacles encountered along the way, and I cannot thank them enough."Glenn M. Shuder, AIA, CFM, Chief Architect - Project Director, SMUD

"We chose Burleson Consulting because of their experience with the specific project matter in technical and regulatory issues and for their record of excellent communication skills in complex, multiparty projects. They were responsive to the matter and were sensitive to all relationships between the parties involved."Kevin Mayer, PE, Project Manager - USEPA