site environmental risk Articles

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part I: overview

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. To assess the impact of the site activities and releases on ecological receptors, the INEEL implemented a phased approach for conducting ecological risk assessments (ERAS). This approach applies an iterative, 'tiered' process, in which conservative preliminary assessments support ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative Risk Assessment

    ' Comparative risk assessment provides a systematic way to compare environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk assessments can identify the most ...


    By The World Bank

  • State-wide collection of site remediation data in support of environmental quality objectives

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) hold great potential as a tool for managing environmental site remediation data. While noting the location of contaminated sites in GIS is commonplace, GIS has played only a minor role in review and analysis of chemical data gathered during an investigation or monitoring activity. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Site Remediation Branch ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Ecological Risk Assessment

    In recent years, ecological risk assessment (ERA) has emerged as an important part of environmental protection programs. The following discussion provides a brief overview of ERA issues. What is ecological risk assessment? Ecological risk assessment is the practice of determining the nature and likelihood of effects of our actions on animals, plants, and the environment. ...

  • A GIS-based approach for the long-term prediction of human health risks at contaminated sites

    A Health Index/Risk Evaluation Tool (HIRET) has been developed for the integration of risk assessment and spatial planning using GIS capabilities. The method is meant to assist decision makers and site owners in the evaluation of potential human health risk with respect to land use. Human health risk defined as the potential adverse effects on human life or health is generally accepted as the ...


    By Springer

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part III: exposure and effects assessment

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has implemented a phased approach to ecological risk assessment (ERA). The first step in this process is a screening-level ERA at each facility. Basic to this approach was the development of ecologically based screening levels (EBSLs), defined as concentrations of chemicals in soil (or other media) that are not expected to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part II: grouping ecological components

    Screening-level ecological risk assessments are commonly conducted to identify those contaminants and receptors on which to focus future phases or tiers of the ecological risk assessment process. Most screening assessments are performed using a suite of individual species subjected to intensive evaluation of exposure (endpoint species) and selected for their appropriateness for serving as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of current risk-based remediation criteria for the post-closure assessment of a former National Priorities List (NPL) site

    Hurricane accelerated erosion and land loss of the Mississippi River coastal zone has necessitated a re evaluation of environmental risk at closed National Priority List (NPL) industrial waste sites in Louisiana, USA. Clean up criteria of a site were evaluated under the Louisiana Risk Evaluation Corrective Action Program (RECAP 2003). An assessment of the closed site using RECAP 2003 indicated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A possible sanitary risk analysis approach for contaminated sites: fundamentals, computer worksheet implementation, preliminary application

    Within the increasing (legislative and applicative) attention to absolute risk analysis for contaminated sites at Italian level, as a University research study and exercise, the definable 'ARA-CoSSSLs' absolute risk analysis approach for human health protection ('Absolute Risk Analysis for Contaminated Sites', on 'Soil Screening Levels' basis) has been derived (as an initial, simplified version) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Review of ecological‐based risk management approaches used at five Army Superfund sites

    Factors used in environmental remedial decision making concerning ecological risk are not well understood or necessarily consistent. Recent Records of Decision (RODs) for Army CERCLA sites were reviewed to select case studies where remedial management occurred in response to ecological risks. Thirty‐four Army RODs were evaluated representing decisions promulgated between 1996 and 2004. Five were ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management Strategies: Funding Environmental Cleanup from Pre-existing Insurance Policies

    One of the terms used to describe the newest environmental risk management strategies, is the term 'Integrated Environmental Risk Management.' This involves evaluating and 'integrating' both new and traditional resources to help clients manage, control, avoid and ultimately transfer environmental risks. Environmental Services Group & Dispute Resolution Management, Inc. At ...


    By Crystal & Company

  • Gas station risk assessment closure

    On behalf of a local developer, Troy Risk successfully obtained a No-Further-Action certification from the State environmental agency IDEM in just several months. The site historically operated as a gas station. Several subsurface investigations at the site confirmed that soil was impacted from an old petroleum release. The release was discovered in 1994 during collection of soil and groundwater ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

  • Completion reporting for a closed landfill site

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Landfill completion reporting for a closed site, including desk study and risk assessment Issues: Landfill completion criteria, potential risk to groundwater, environment or human health. Summary: ESI undertook a desk study and risk ...


    By ESI Consulting

  • Risk assessment for a landfill PPC application

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site for non-hazardous and hazardous waste,  Worcestershire. Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring support, Environmental permit application support , Issues: Potential risk to groundwater,  Environmental Permit ...


    By ESI Consulting

  • How to communicate the risks of population growth?

    We need a better understanding of how the public perceive the risks of population growth, a new discussion paper argues. Research into public perceptions of the environmental and social challenges of population growth could guide behavioural-change communications to help limit growth and manage the difficulties. Specific communication issues include how to convey statistical information and the ...

  • Risk-based asset integrity management

    Within the area of management of process plant integrity, there has been a significant shift toward the adoption of risk-focused methods such as reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and risk based inspection (RBI), rather than following traditional preventative maintenance methods and prescriptive inspection intervals. There are various reasons for this trend, but the primary benefit that asset ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Contaminated land site investigation in Bristol

    Client: Property Developer Location: Bristol, UK Services: Contaminated Land Risk Assessment, Human Health Risk Assessment, Controlled Waters and Ecological Risk Assessment. Summary: ESI’s contaminated land assessment ensured that this former brickworks site was not registered as contaminated land under Part 2A of ...


    By ESI Consulting

  • In-depth workplace noise risk assessments

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    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Environmental protection

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a significant shift from the use of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, cost more and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs, which produce more lumens. Usage of fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a chemical compound that can have debilitating ...


  • Initial public perceptions of carbon geosequestration: implications for engagement and environmental risk communication strategies

    Despite active scientific research into the geological sequestration of carbon dioxide, little is known about how the public perceives geosequestration technologies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing and storing carbon dioxide in underground sites. Thus, through an online survey (n = 1273), this study investigated Australians' knowledge and perceptions of carbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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