The remediation of contaminated sites is becoming increasingly complex and expensive, particularly when dealing with contaminated sediments in complex urban environments.
Making smart decisions towards focusing these risk assessments to directly inform the selection of remedial goals and methods is critical to minimizing costs and complexity. Costly remediation projects also often need to consider client liability and allocation among potential responsible parties. Environmental risk can help inform determinations of liability.
There is often regulatory and public stakeholder complexity associated with these sites, and a collaborative approach with these parties is critical to achieving a successful contaminated site cleanup. While collaboration with external stakeholders can often complicate the site cleanup process, achieving stakeholder acceptance can help minimize the long-term liabilities associated with contaminated sites.
GEI risk assessors have nationally-recognized expertise in the science of ecological and human health risk assessments, particularly at complex superfund sediment “mega-sites.”
Our key differentiator is that while we have nationally-recognized scientific expertise, our goal is not to do science projects. Our goal instead is to focus the risk assessment to include only those activities that are critically needed to inform risk management decision making.
Our senior risk assessment team includes a collaborative group of risk assessment experts, licensed regulatory practitioners, and project managers who are experienced in technical, regulatory, and public outreach. Having risk assessors who are also licensed regulatory practitioners sets GEI apart from other practices; our interdisciplinary risk assessment team does not lose sight of the “big picture” and we are able to achieve health-protective, cost effective outcomes.