CRC CARE Fact sheet 2 – Risk assessment
Risk assessment is the process of establishing whether a risk exists from a contaminated site or water body either to people or to the environment. It also looks at the extent of the risk, and so helps in determining what should be done about it.
CRC CARE Fact sheet 1 – Contamination
Contamination of soil, water and air by the toxic biological and chemical byproducts of human activities has been a feature of our environment ever since the industrial revolution and, in some cases, since civilization itself began.