The multi-university Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) has served DOE and its stakeholders since 1995, recently 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.

News & Updates

  • DOE nominee says Hanford a priority - If confirmed, Robinson would be responsible for Hanford nuclear reservation environmental cleanup in a new undersecretary position created by a DOE reorganization announced by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in July.
  • Toxic methylmercury-producing microbes more widespread than realized - By identifying these organisms, the researchers may have explained why methylmercury is accumulating in unexpected places.
  • The mercury puzzle - Last week, ORNL released results — also published in Environmental Science and Technology — that showed more there are even more methlymercury-generating bacteria out there than previously thought and in some unexpected environments.
  • Political controversy apparently puts Oak Ridge waste project behind schedule - The state of Nevada, led by Gov. Brian Sandoval, is opposed to DOE’s plan to transport the high-rad, fissionable materials currently stored in Building 3019 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to the Nevada National Security Site for disposal. It’s developed into quite a political hot point.

Recent Publication

The new book Stakeholders and Scientists provides a conceptual framework for stakeholder involvement, followed by case studies to explore how to collaborate among stakeholders and communities to solve environmental problems. (Joanna Burger (Ed.) More information on this new book


Fifteen years of CRESP reviews, reports, publications and other technical and scholarly products can be accessed via the CRESP Publication Search. Search now…Search CRESP Publications

About Us

David Kosson and Chuck Powers 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, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, University of Arizona, University of Pittsburgh,  University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Georgia Institute of Technology.

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