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TestAmerica to Present and Lead Discussions at the 2013 National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)


TestAmerica, the leading provider of environmental testing services, announced that four technical experts will present and lead discussions on a wide array of topics at the annual NEMC Meeting in San Antonio, Texas during the week of August 5 – 9.

• Dr. Richard Burrows, Director of Technical Services, TestAmerica Corporate will present “Proposed Updates to the 40CFR Part 136 MDL Procedure” during the Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring session. He will also preside over the NELAC (TNI) Chemistry Committee meeting and participate in discussions as a member of the Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB).
• Dr. Mark Bruce, Technical Director, TestAmerica Corporate will present a poster on “Applying Incremental Sampling Methodology to Sediments”. He will also chair the technical session on Method 8270 Instrumentation.
• Ms. Maria Friedman, Quality Assurance Manager, TestAmerica Irvine – CA will present “The Stationary Source Audit Sample Program Central Database” during the Air Methods and Monitoring: Compliance Monitoring & Regulatory Issues session.
• Mr. Ray Shock, Analytical Chemist, TestAmerica Canton – OH will present “Extraction of Total and Methyl Mercury from a DGT” during the Contaminated Sediments session.

“We recognize the importance of the annual NEMC meetings and are proud of our involvement in supporting the efforts to address policy and technical issues affecting the environmental industry,” said James E. Hyman, CEO of TestAmerica. “This participation and what we learn from others help make our solutions easier to use for our clients.”

The NEMC is the largest conference focused on environmental measurements in North America. The conference brings together scientists, management from Federal and State agencies, the regulated community, academia, laboratory and engineering support communities. NEMC has been co-sponsored by the NELAC Institute under a cooperative agreement with the EPA. For more information about the 2013 NEMC conference, visit

About TestAmerica

TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, with over 90 locations providing innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source, ambient and indoor air, water quality, compliance, desalination, shale gas, specialty organics, emergency response, industrial hygiene, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, PPCPs and emerging contaminants, explosives, Federal/DoD, and radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.

TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; QED Environmental Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of groundwater sampling equipment and remediation pumping systems; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,800 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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