The multi-university Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) has served DOE and its stakeholders since 1995, currently through a cooperative agreement (2006 – 2017) awarded to Vanderbilt University.

The objective of CRESP is to advance cost-effective, risk-based cleanup of the nation’s nuclear weapons production facility waste sites and cost-effective, risk-based management of potential future nuclear sites and wastes.  This is accomplished by seeking to improve the scientific and technical basis for environmental management decisions by the Department of Energy (DOE) and by fostering public participation in that search.

CRESP Reviews

CRESP provides several types of independent multi-disciplinary reviews of key DOE documents, other projects, and reports including specific technical challenges faced by EM managers. Typically CRESP itself organizes these reviews, but CRESP-supported researchers also participate in review mechanisms and tasks when their participation, and CRESP-support of their review work, is identified.


Hanford Risk Review Project

CRESP’s focus at Hanford is to conduct a comprehensive review using the information that exists regarding the site to develop a summary level catalogue and classification of risks and impacts to the public, workers, and the environment. More information on the review

About Us

The CRESP Management Board is comprised of technical, engineering, scientific and policy experts from ten university consortium member institutions: Vanderbilt University, Howard University, New York University School of Law, Oregon State University, The State University of New Jersey, University of Virginia, and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Learn about the diverse skills and interests of CRESP Management and Advisory Board members…