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Executive Summary
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... Stakeholclers represented were local citizens; Native American organizations; state, local, and federal governments; and the Department of Energy (DOES and its contractors. Thus, parties responsible for the remediation ant!
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... They are risk assessment, risk management, the overall decision-making process (which may or may not utilize issues of risk, but may include factors such as the economic benefit of remediation efforts within the local community) , and public participation.
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... The earliest analysis might determine where more information is needed to support credible risk assessments in future iterations and provide limited guidance in reducing risks to health and the environment through risk management and in the continuing decision-making process associated with remediation.
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... In summary, the committee believes that Assistant Secretary Grumbly's proposal-for "the necessary, credible, scientifically based risk assessment program to define, on a major site-by-site basis in a meaningful way, the major long-term product and health and environmental risks at our site and we need to do this in concert with our stakeholders, In concert with the public health community, and in concert with all of you"-is feasible and desirable. This comprehensive risk assessment process is absolutely essential for dealing effectively with the risks at DOE facilities.

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