Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Columbia Journal of Environmental Law

Publication Date

1989

Abstract

In the field of quantitative risk assessment, there is a constant flow of new data, new developments in risk assessment methodology, and new substantive scientific theories. In the midst of this flux of information and interpretation of information, parties to private lawsuits seek adjudication of scientific issues "once and for all." This article discusses certain evidentiary issues that can arise when quantitative risk assessments that are prepared in the context of an administrative program are employed as evidence in civil litigation.

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