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Updated Methods for Mercury Analysis

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Effective March 6, 2014: The Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation (BMRR) announces updated certified methods for mercury analysis required in Part I.D of the Water Pollution Control Permit.

WETLAB will no longer utilize the analytical method 200.8, Determination of Trace Elements in Waters and Wastes by Inductively Coupled Plasma using Mass Spectrometry, for testing non-potable water from Nevada mine sites.

The updated required EPA analysis is 245.1, Determination of Mercury in Water By Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Along with this change, the BMRR is requiring that all tests that occurred in January and February are updated, using the 245.1 analytical method.

WETLAB is currently certified by EPA 245.1 and has already begun to process samples that still remain within the EPA suggested hold time.

WETLAB has also contacted clients to inform them how this change has affected their 1st quarter samples.

Please contact the WETLAB Client Services Manager Kurt Clarkson at 775-355-0202 with any questions.

Thank you

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Western Environmental Testing Laboratory (WETLAB) is an environmental testing laboratory based in Sparks, Nevada. We believe our people and their commitment to our clients are what make our lab great.

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