About This Service

Federal agencies rely on CSS’ expertise to prepare for and respond to disasters, catastrophic events, and contaminated sites across the country. We have continuously supported federal emergency and environmental response contracts since 1989.

We help agencies plan for and respond to hazardous material and hazardous waste incidents, including contaminants of concern, chemical warfare agents, pathogens, and other chemical, biological, radioactive, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards.

Our scientists, engineers, and technicians integrate ongoing technical research with field-based experience to advance new methods and technologies.

What we do:

  • Planning and delivering training and exercises
  • Developing technical guidance documents, sample plans, and SOPs
  • Operating and maintaining fixed and mobile analytical laboratories
  • Supporting personnel and area decontamination for CBRN incidents
  • Calculating Human Health Reference Values (HHRV)
  • Biomonitoring for toxin exposure
  • Activity-based sampling at hazardous sites
  • Overseeing and enhancing removal actions at contaminated sites
  • Testing and demonstrating field technologies, procedures, and equipment
  • Managing and validating large analytical, field, and research data sets
  • Handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous and universal wastes
  • Providing on-site technical support and coordination with first responders
  • Detecting and identifying chemical and biological agents at large public events

Related Projects

Procedures, Plans, and Training to Support Emergency Response

CSS provided health and safety, field, and analytical support for EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division.

Decontamination Field Tests for EPA

CSS staff helped design, plan for, and implement field tests of decontamination technologies and methods using MB for EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division.

Radiation Decontamination Application for EPA

CSS served as the bridge between computer developers and the scientific community during the creation of a Radiation Decontamination application.

Expert Guidance to EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division

Technical Support for EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division (CMAD) – CSS provides expert technical guidance and field support related to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) decontamination.

Training for First Responders and Field Staff

CSS technical experts prepare and deliver essential training and information addressing worker safety and environmental hazards.

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