Risk management UK
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.
The Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination 
provides the UK with a technical framework for applying
the risk management process. The framework focuses on individual
sites, although it can also be used to manage a portfolio
of sites.

Once the problem to be managed has been clearly set out
the three main components of the risk management process
are:

Risk Assessment – establishing whether unacceptable
risks exist and, if so, what further action needs to be taken
in relation to the site;

Options Appraisal – evaluating feasible remediation
options and determining the most appropriate remediation
strategy for the site;

Implementation – carrying out the remediation strategy
and demonstrating that it is, and will continue to be, effective.

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