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TestAmerica Oil and Gas Expert to Speak at SHALE INSIGHT™ 2013 Conference


TestAmerica, the leading provider of environmental testing services, announced that Johnny Mitchell, the company’s National Program Director and recognized expert in the Oil and Gas industry will be speaking at the upcoming SHALE INSIGHT™ 2013 Conference being held September 24 – 26, in Philadelphia, PA. This marks the second consecutive year Mr. Mitchell will present at the yearly SHALE INSIGHT™ conference.

“We recognize the importance of SHALE INSIGHT™ and are proud to support their initiatives in addressing regulatory and technical concerns by having Mr. Mitchell, one of the country’s leading experts in the field, present at the conference,” said James E. Hyman, CEO of TestAmerica. “In the fast-moving world of shale gas development, we believe our active participation helps make our solutions easier to use for our clients.”

Mr. Mitchell will share best practices in sampling and reporting techniques during the “Pre-Drill Water Sampling Workshop” as well as discussing quality concerns during the “Drinking Water Quality: Examining the Past and Charting a Future Course” technical session. Mr. Mitchell has over 20 years of extensive experience in the environmental testing industry directing multiple Federal Programs including AFCEE, USACE, Superfund and global commercial programs in the petroleum industry.

TestAmerica has actively participated in the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) annual SHALE INSIGHT™ conference since 2008 and was the first environmental laboratory to join the MSC. As a laboratory Associate Member, TestAmerica partners with natural gas producers with respect to environmental testing challenges through the Coalition’s working committees.

Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is an organization committed to the responsible development of natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale geological formations and the enhancement of the nation’s economy that can be realized by this clean-burning energy source. The member companies of the coalition works with partners across the region to address issues with regulators, local, county, state and federal government officials and communities about all aspects of producing clean-burning, job-creating natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. For more information about SHALE INSIGHT™ 2013, 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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