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METCO Environmental Prepared to Support EPA Updated Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for New Power Plants


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 29, 2013 that it has issued updates to pollution limits under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

METCO Environmental, a TestAmerica company and leader in source emissions testing, has the capabilities to support the power industry under these updated EPA standards. METCO has been providing services to power generation clients since 1978 with real time measurements of gaseous emissions, utilizing on-line emission monitors for Part 75 testing and other required EPA and State Compliance Testing.

James E. Hyman, CEO of TestAmerica states, “METCO has long been a leader in source emissions testing and is prepared to support the needs of our clients. Our team of qualified technical experts is able to provide efficient testing and cost effective solutions for any size projects, to assist clients in meeting the EPA’s updated Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.”

The EPA’s new standards only affect new coal and oil fired power plants and do not affect the final emission limits or other requirements for existing power plants. The EPA updates ensure that emissions limits are achievable and that pollution levels can be measured continuously. These standards will help prevent premature deaths, heart attacks and childhood cases of asthma symptoms and acute bronchitis reported each year.

For more information about METCO visit or call 800-394-1194.

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.


METCO Environmental is a leader in source emissions testing, serving the full spectrum of industries including refining, petrochemical, combustion and the utilities, both in the US and internationally. METCO has built a national reputation for exacting sampling methods and rigorous quality control, based on having sampled over 25,000 sources. METCO is staffed by highly qualified and trained full time professional employees who maintain the highest safety standards in the industry. As the premier source testing company, METCO is known for exceptional service and data quality.


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