The site assessment stage includes a formal Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) which will determine what contaminants are found at the site, and whether there is a significant health risk associated with the type and amount of contaminant(s).
If the Phase II ESA determines that there is a human health risk due to contamination of soil, water, or air at the site, then the final report of the ESA will also describe the cleanup or remediation that must be completed before reuse and will also define any Land Use Restrictions (LURs) that will limit how the site can be used in the future.
Visualizing the site
[Navassa Case study – site mapping tool place holder]
Understanding Health Risks
[text adopted from guidebook here]