TestAmerica to Present on Radium Analysis at the WM2015 Conference
The annual Waste Management (WM) Conference is widely regarded as the premier international conference for the management of radioactive material and related topics. The conference is held on March 15-19, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.
TestAmerica is the largest network provider for radiological and mixed waste testing, providing analytical services throughout the U.S. TestAmerica is also a DOECAP participant and the first laboratory to be accredited by the Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP). TestAmerica conducts a comprehensive range of environmental analyses and specialty radiochemistry testing for major DOE and FUSRAP sites, as well as numerous solid waste landfills; assisting clients with meeting regulatory compliance requirements, providing automated sample scheduling services, site specific sample kits, long-term data management and client specific data handling.
Terry Romanko, Technical Director and Radiochemistry expert, will present on key methodologies in determining prevalent radium isotopes. The presentation will be held on Thursday, March 19. Under the technical session, 134 LLW/ILW Waste Characterization - Gamma Assay Topics, Mr. Romanko will identify various methods, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each methodology to assist in determining the most appropriate application. The utilization of a method is mainly driven by turnaround time, detection limit goals, and the importance of isotopic abundance to help determine disposal, clean-up, and treatment.
Terry Romanko has over 25 years of experience in quality, research, development, and production within the radiochemical field. His background includes work in the environmental, radiochemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries, including a focus in Operations/Production, Product Development, Quality Control, and Radiation Safety. Mr. Romanko earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Rice University in Houston, Texas. For more information on radium analysis or radiochemistry, please contact Mr. Romanko through TestAmerica’s Ask the Expert website at www.testamericainc.com.
TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, with over 80 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; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,400 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.
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