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Maxxam receives MDDELCC accreditation for Radium 226 and Tritium analysis

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Maxxam’s Becquerel Laboratories has recently received accreditation by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) to ISO/CEI 17025 standards for analysis of Radium 226 and Tritium in drinking water and Radium 226 in effluent.

Radium 226 testing is a requirement under Canadian federal Metal Mining Effluent Regulations and Québec provincial MDDELCC Directive 019 relating to the mining industry.  Radium 226 is also tested to determine if a material is classified as “hazardous” under the Hazardous Materials Regulation, Environment Quality Act of Québec.  Tritium is one of eight radionuclides listed under Health Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality and is analyzed when monitoring water sources associated with nuclear power generation.

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