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.

News & Updates

Hanford Risk Review

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


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…