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TestAmerica Laboratory Network Currently Supporting West Virginia Clean-Up Efforts; Ready to Support Other Outlying Regions Impacted by MCHM Chemical Spill


TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, is currently supporting the Elk River, West Virginia chemical spill and prepared to support other regions affected by this incident. Upon hearing of the chemical spill impacting nine West Virginia counties, TestAmerica immediately deployed their Incident Response Team to the region to assess the situation. TestAmerica’s network of laboratories has the capability to analyze the hazardous chemical, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) using SW 846 Method 8270 (GC/MS), which provides definitive results with low detection limits and avoids false positive results.

James E. Hyman, CEO of TestAmerica states, “Our Incident Response Team has partnered with clients on-site and is working 24/7 with our network of laboratories to quickly provide analytical data that is easily interpreted to support clean-up efforts in the area. We recognize the potential impact of MCHM for other outlying regions and are prepared to provide the necessary environmental testing support.”

TestAmerica’s Incident Response Program Support has been at the forefront in providing routine and specialized environmental testing for a wide variety of emergency situations such as the 2010 Gulf Clean-up. The program consists of a nationwide network of 90 strategically located facilities with over 2000 experienced professionals, scientists, project managers, client services, and lab directors and available to clients at any time. To learn more, visit or call 866.785.LABS (5227).

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; 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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 Elk River, West Virginia
 SW 846 Method 8270

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