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... The environmental challenges at many of the DOE facilities are similar in some respects to those at nonfederal industrial sites that are contaminated with toxic wastes. But the DOE sites often differ substantially in size and in the complexity and forms of waste.
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... Grumbly intends to have risk assessments conducted at each of DOE's weapons-complex sites. Moreover, DOE has declared that its top priorities in site remediation include control of urgent risks and protection of worker and public health.
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... The workshop opened on Wednesday, November 3, with an address by Assistant Secretary Grumbly outlining his view of the challenges facing DOE and his perspective of the committee's task. Beginning on Thursday morning, the committee heard presentations by 13 invited speakers.
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... The workshop also heard some encouraging reports of successful collaboration among DOE, its contractors, the public, and local, state, and federal agencies at some DOE facilities. In spite of these successes, the workshop presentations clearly showed the need for fundamental rethinking and restructuring of how sites are assessed and priorities are set and of how the stakeholders interact with each other throughout the process.
From page 9...
... The committee takes its task to assess whether a r~sk-based approach to evaluating the consequences of alternative remedial actions is feasible and desirable and how the public credibility of the process can be improved. In his opening remarks on November 3, Assistant Secretary Grumbly stated his hope that the DOE could use risk assessment, to establish the necessary, credible, scientifically based risk assessment program to define, on a site-by-site basis in a men gfill way, the major long-term publichealth and environmental risks at our sites.

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