Human Health Risk Assessment in Superfund Sites

Posted by Trish Riley, May 27, 2010

Photo (c) 2010 by Henry Taksier

Concerned about the health risks created by Koppers, Inc. in your community? Learn the facts at Wild Iris Books tonight at 7:30.

Presentation by: Claire Marcussen, Environmental Engineer Risk Assessment Scientist

Location: Wild Iris Books, 802 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

Claire Marcussen’s Bio

Ms. Marcussen is a biologist with 24 years of experience in environmental toxicology and chemistry with the last 20 years in environmental consulting with an emphasis in conducting a broad spectrum of human risk assessment applications and assisting in ecological risk assessments. She provides risk assessment support for facility investigations and permitting projects, and performs senior technical reviews of various environmental assessment documents for private and government clients under RCRA as well as CERCLA and state remedial response programs.  Ms. Marcussen has provided regional oversight support for a number of federal facilities (e.g., Army, Air Force, Department of Energy, etc.) in a broad spectrum of risk assessment applications to address various aspects of the CERCLA, RCRA, and state remedial response programs to include conceptual site model development, nature and extent sampling, and development of risk-based remedial goal options. Currently, Ms. Marcussen serves as a Senior Risk Assessor for TechLaw, Inc. on a part-time basis, providing technical support on a number of federal facilities across the nation. Her primary activities include conducting senior level technical review and QA/QC of risk assessments, components of RI and FS documents such as work plans, sample and analysis plans, proposed plans, and records of decision documents as well as assisting in the preparation of such documents.  Ms. Marcussen also provides consulting services as a sole-proprietor or as an hourly employee basis to a number of private firms, and as a result, has obtained direct technical experience in most EPA regions and many states across the nation.