Risk management
Risk management is an approach to decision making for historically 
contaminated sites where the need for action, and the nature
of any possible actions, is decided on the basis of risk assessment.
Remediation is carried out where there are unacceptable 
risks to health or the environment, assessed in relation
to the current or intended use of the land and its wider environmental
setting. Concerns about potential effects on the environment,
on buildings, on resources (such as groundwater) or on human
health are the fundamental issues affecting decisions
over whether or not remediation is necessary. World-wide,
risk assessment is the tool used to understand whether or
not these problems are significant problems or significant
potential problems.
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