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Risk Assessment

An environmental risk assessment is a tool that supplies information about risks to human or ecological receptors due to exposure to identified hazards that relies on environmental media data, site use, fate and transport, and toxicological information. The goal of a risk assessment is to establish whether a condition of “No Significant Risk” (NSR) exists or has been achieved.

Three levels of risk characterization are used under the MCP:

  • Method 1 – Promulgated Standards for Soil and Groundwater
  • Method 2 – Modified or New Standards for Soil or Groundwater
  • Method 3 – Site Specific Risk Characterization

CSE’s consultants conduct risk assessments as a major component of reaching closure for disposal sites where all risk to human health, public welfare, and the environment are evaluated under the MCP. CSE uses risk assessments to support regulatory negotiations as well as offer property owners and developers assistance with business decisions.

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