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The Standard – June 2021

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Virginia to Regulate Turbidity

The State of Virginia’s Water Control Board is amending 9VAC25-260, the state’s Water Quality Standards, to regulate turbidity with numeric criteria. At the moment, substances that produce turbidity are included in Virginia’s general water-quality criteria among a …

PFAS Detections in Vapors and Other Sensational Oddities

Traditionally when we read about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the primary focus relates to drinking water/groundwater and consumer products. As the characteristics of these compounds are …

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Microplastics are EVERYWHERE, but how will we measure them?

Last year, The Standard provided an initial look at microplastics (MPs) as an emerging contaminant of concern …

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Virginia Department of Health PFAS in Drinking Water Study

During the 2021 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, a budget amendment was passed that included …

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Crypto or Cryptic - Energy and Environmental Aspects of “Mining”

It seems there is a war of words going on between electronic currencies and traditional precious metal mining …

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Making a Difference with Brownfields Funding

Since 1993, US EPA’s Brownfields and Land Revitalization Program has been devoted to providing funding and …

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PA DEP Publishes Act 2 Cap Guideline

On March 26, 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) published  …

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PA DEP One of First to Propose PFAS Soil Standards

On May 20, 2021, Mike Maddigan, Section Chief, Voluntary Cleanup and Standards Section of the Pennsylvania  … 

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Live and In Person

We are excited that many of our conferences are back on-location. Our professionals present, exhibit, and  …

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Lab News

The mergers and acquisitions in the environmental laboratory marketplace just never stop …