Peter J Ramsay & Associates routinely perform both qualitative and quantitative environmental risk assessments for a range of applications including:
Assessment of the risk to human health associated with direct exposure to contaminants and indirect exposure such as vapour inhalation or exposure to fugitive emissions;
Ecological risk assessment using both qualitative and quantitative approaches; and
Qualitative risk assessment to identify key environmental issues and prioritise actions.
Our in-house specialists have extensive experience with a range of contaminants that are encountered in soil, water and air including heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, pesticides, odour and particulates, fluoride, cyanides, asbestos, phenols, nitrates, sulfates and respirable silica. In addition, we have a comprehensive understanding of the chemical properties and toxicological characteristics of numerous contaminants, and therefore can ensure that site risk assessments accurately represent the actual potential risks, resulting in more realistic outcomes.
We have successfully utilised environmental risk assessment approaches to minimise remediation costs, identify the key drivers of risk for focused management and remediation, optimise plant and remedial design, and to allow our clients to ensure that expenditure is directed to the issues that present the greatest risk to the environment and their business.