Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation


Responsive Science:
Forging Regulatory Resolution at DOE Sites

New scientific data and technology can release both regulators and regulated entities to explore new approaches to complex or chronic regulatory problems. The resulting collaboration can result in more timely, more cost-effective and protective regulatory compliance requirements. In a word, better risk information can, when it is credible and targeted, facilitate risk-based compliance. This is a major finding of the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation.

This university-based interdisciplinary research effort has generated some key examples of how new risk information is improving the regulatory environment in some specific instances. We want to share the information and the processes it is opening up to help expedite sound remediation at several large DOE sites.

The following presentations and posters, prepared by CRESP researchers, address and are relevant to the role of science in policy making.

  • Fish Consumption Data and Public Protection at the Savannah River Site
    Joanna Burger, Ph.D.
    Ecological Health Task Group co-leader

    An overview of the SRS fish consumption studies at CRESP and the fish fact sheet development process.
    Presentation slides

  • Independent Evaluation of Risk Studies
    Arthur Upton, M.D.
    Peer Review Chair

    A review of the characteristics of the CRESP Peer Review Committee and the importance of peer review in regulatory decision-making.
    Presentation slides

  • Faustman Improving DOE Worker Health Risk Identification and Protection.

    Elaine M. Faustman, Ph.D
    Co-Principal Investgator

    A review of the Hanford Beryllium worker exposure studies at CRESP and a discussion of the value of scientific information in risk management.
    Presentation slides

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    Economic Considerations for EM Policy at DOE Sites
    Michael Greenberg, Ph.D.
    SLUDGE Task Group leader

    A discussion of the methods, results and conclusions of the SLUDGE Task Group study of the economic impacts of DOE sites on local communities.
    Presentation slides

  • Defining Achievable Remediation Approaches and Endpoints
    Dave Kosson, Ph.D.
    Remediation Task Group co-leader

    A review of the remedial soil studies at SRS and the role of research in the decision factors for identifying remediation endpoints.
    Presentation slides

  • Science and Risk in Cleanup Decision: The Hanford 200 Area
    Joel Massmann, Ph.D.
    Remediation Task Group leader

    A discussion of the methods, results and conclusions of the SLUDGE Task Group study of the economic impacts of DOE sites on local communities.
    Presentation slides

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    Can Science Really Foster Better Public Policy Decisions?
    The Lessons of the CRESP Experience

    Charles W. Powers. Ph.D.
    Executive Director

    A synthetic, summary discussion of the need for science in regulatory decision-making, which has as its specific focus the broader applicability of the Savannah River Site IOU for other large sites in the DOE complex.
    Presentation slides

  • Introduction to CRESP and the Challenge of Regulatory Resolution
    Bernard Goldstein, M.D., Principal Investigator

    An overview of the structure, key activities and research focus areas for CRESP.
    Presentation slides


A New Approach to Assessing Ecological Health: Developing an Index of Biological Integrity with Insects at Hanford
Diana Kimberling, James Karr View poster

Biomonitoring and Bioindicators for Human and Ecological Health
Joanna Burger View poster

CRESP Structure Defined
Charles Powers, Brenna Smith View poster

Development of Problem Solution: Tools for Bioavailability
Lynne McGrath, Keith Cooper, Kristie Ellickson Blake Hart, Paul Lioy View poster

Long Range Planning for Stewardship at DOE Sites
Karen Lowrie View poster

Mapping Air Polutants at Hanford’s Tank Farms Using Optical Remote Sensing
Ram Hashmonay, Michael Yost, Robert Crampton View poster

Policy Analysis and Clinical Research on Occupational Beryllium Exposure at DOE Sites
Raphael Ponce, Tim Takaro, Scott Bartell, A. Jabbour, Kathy Ertell, John Abbotts,
Scott Barnhart, Elaine Faustman View poster

Structure and Function of Occupational Health Services at 10 DOE Sites
Mary Salazar, Tim Takaro, Kath Ertell, Michael Gochfeld, Sally O’Neill, Scott Barnhart View poster

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