Timing is Everything – ITRC Releases Risk Communication Toolkit


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Timing is Everything – ITRC Releases Risk Communication Toolkit

By: George Colvin, CPG, CHMM

The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) has released an online Risk Communication Toolkit.  The EPA defines “risk communication” as the process of informing people about potential hazards to their person, property, or community. It is a science-based approach for communicating effectively in situations of high stress, high concern, or controversy. Now more than ever, risk communication is front and center in our everyday lives and the timing of this document could not be better.


George H. Colvin is a hydrogeologist with over 30 years of consulting experience. Much of his experience has focused on RCRA Corrective Action, RCRA closure, and groundwater investigation, monitoring, and cleanup. He holds a BS in Geology from Ohio University and MS in geology and hydrology from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists, a registered geologist in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.