Surface Sampling News

  • EPA Updates Gold King Mine Response Website with Sampling Results, Documents

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted new surface water and sediment sampling results, along with additional documents related to the Gold King Mine incident. The new sampling results provide surface water data for September 4-5 and 7-9 from EPA Region 6, and Sediment Data for September 5-9, also from Region 6. The new data is available at ...

  • EPA Update on Gold King Mine Response: Additional Data Results and Public Records

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update on water quality and sediment data for the Animas and San Juan Rivers, as well as additional public records on the Gold King Mine response. What new documents are being released? EPA is releasing documents related to a previous NPL listing package for the Upper Animas Mining District National Priorities Listing. ...

  • Aluminium top hotplate for working with solids directly on the plate surface

    This makes it ideal for use in tasks such as wafer processing and annealing, baking photo resists, wax and glue heating and bonding, micro fabrication and encapsulation, surface mount soldering or any need to heat samples directly on the heater surface. The heater plate is 305mm or 12″ square and milled-flat cast aluminium, ensuring even heating across the whole surface. The ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Aluminium top hotplate for working with solids directly on the plate surface

    This makes it ideal for use in tasks such as wafer processing and annealing, baking photo resists, wax and glue heating and bonding, micro fabrication and encapsulation, surface mount soldering or any need to heat samples directly on the heater surface. The heater plate is 305mm or 12″ square and milled-flat cast aluminium, ensuring even heating across the whole surface. The ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • EPA Statement on Data from New Mexico to Navajo Nation from Gold King Mine Release

    Today, EPA is releasing additional water quality data from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2015 for the Animas and San Juan Rivers from the Northern Border of New Mexico to Navajo Nation. Based upon the surface water sample results in New Mexico surface water concentrations are trending toward pre-event conditions. To assess the impacts of the release at the Gold King Mine, water quality samples were collected ...

  • Plastic found in stomachs of over 1 in 6 large pelagic fish sampled in Mediterranean Sea

    Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing problem. This study, which is the first to investigate the presence of plastic debris in large pelagic fish in the central Mediterranean Sea, found that over 18% of fish had ingested plastics. Marine litter, defined by the European Commission as any persistent manufactured or processed solid material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in the marine ...

  • The Tale of the Tape Lift Samples

    Effectively capturing a sample is crucial when testing an indoor environment for mold. A proposed ASTM standard will meet the need for a method that labs can follow when testing mold samples collected through the tape lift method. WK17177, Test Method for Examination of Fungal Structures on Tape Lift Samples by Optical Microscopy, will provide labs with an ...


    By ASTM International

  • Stir different samples at different speeds on one unit…

    Torrey Pines Scientific Inc has launched a range of multi-position analogue magnetic stirrers with 5 or 9 positions which can be independently controlled for maximum flexibility in one unit. They are available as a magnetic stirrer or as a ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Tape-Lift Fungal Material Collection

    Taking a tape-lift sample is one of the main practices used by indoor environmental quality investigators for detecting whether mold structures (for example, spores and hyphae) have either settled onto or colonized the surface. Despite the popularity of the method, there can be significant inconsistency in how tape lifts are collected. A new ASTM International standard, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Final Report on Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex Shows Facility is Suitable for Public Use

    A final comprehensive report of scientific surface gamma radiation screening and soil sampling of the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) in Bridgeton, Mo., shows the facility is suitable for public use and requires no further environmental response, EPA Region 7 announced today. “Local residents and visitors can be assured that a thorough scientific survey and review process has ...

  • Conducting Wipe Sampling After Lead Abatement

    Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. Lead-based paint abatement techniques will be aided by two new ASTM International standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. The new standards are ...


    By ASTM International

  • Results of Surface Radiation Screening Suggest Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex Remains Suitable for Public Use

    Results of a scientific surface gamma radiation screening of the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) in Bridgeton, Mo., suggest the multi-purpose outdoor recreational facility remains suitable for public use, EPA Region 7 announced today. “EPA’s analysis of data collected from more than 58,000 surface points across BMAC suggests no levels of gamma radiation that would pose ...

  • National soil collection may unlock mysteries

    The government has been collecting dirt - lots of it. Clumps came from the Texas Panhandle, a shady grove in West Virginia, a picked-over corn field in Kansas and thousands of other places in the lower 48 states. A small army of researchers and university students lugging pick axes and shovels scattered across the country for three years to scoop samples into plastic bags from nearly 5,000 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mysterious brown foam prompts testing at Lake Mead

    Authorities took a boat onto Lake Mead on Tuesday to gather water samples they hope could shed light on mysterious brown foam found floating on the lake's surface over the weekend. Park officials urged people to avoid the Overton Arm, a northern extension of Lake Mead, after several dozen carp were found dead and the foam was seen extending about eight miles from near the mouth of the Virgin ...


    By Associated Press

  • PGx, Portable Plasma Surface Testing

    The all new PGx from Henniker is a Portable Contact Angle measurement instrument designed for rapid and accurate assessment of plasma treated materials. The fully automated device measures surface wetting and absorption on virtually any size or shape of surface and enables direct surface testing of almost any 3D object without having to cut the sample to fit. In operation the PGx ...


  • Surface Active Substances Market in Russia Analysis

    Purpose of the research was to analyze industry of surface active substances in Russia  The research report is unique as it has interviews with general director of ZAO Sintanolov and with deputy general director of OOO NPO NIIPAV responsible for commerce. Please pay attention! The interview underscore position of experts with respect to the industry’s trends and future development!. ...


  • WEDNESDAY: EPA Will Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Final Results of Radiological Investigation at Santa Susana

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community meeting to discuss the final results of its radiological investigation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). EPA has officially completed its field work and has collected a total of 3,735 soil and sediment samples and 215 groundwater and surface water samples which were analyzed for radioactive contaminates. A ...

  • Maryland Scientists Identify High Rates of Dangerous Bacteria Growth in Infected Patient Rooms

    Scientists from the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine recently conducted research into the presence of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) in patient rooms in medical facilities.  The research was published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).   Researchers found that MDR-AB was present in the environment of 48% of the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Water analysis of small samples

    Water analysis specialists Camlab has introduced a water analyser that can measure up to nine parameters in a single sample that can be collected in a standard 50ml falcon tube. The Camlab analyser is manufactured by Mantech, which develops automated multi-parameter analysers. The analyser can test potable, surface and ground waters for ...

  • Limited EPA study finds low level of concern in samples of recycled tires from ballfield and playground surfaces

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released results of a limited field monitoring study of artificial-turf playing fields and playgrounds constructed with recycled tire material or tire crumb. The study was intended to gain experience conducting field monitoring of recreational surfaces that contain tire crumb. EPA will use the information to help determine possible next ...

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