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Asbestos Contamination in Water Poses New Problems for Cleanup in Libby, MT
EMSL Analytical, the nation’s leading asbestos testing laboratory, has been performing asbestos analysis since 1981
Until recently asbestos contamination in the water near the mine was not given as much attention as the concentrations in the air. The health effects from ingesting the mineral are not as well documented as those from inhaling it; however, concerns arose when the levels in Rainy Creek showed a count of 55 million asbestos fibers per liter on May 17. The limit for the same type of asbestos fibers in drinking water is only 7 million fibers (>10 microns in length) per liter.
State officials called the results “troubling,”
“EMSL Analytical, Inc. has three decades of experience testing for asbestos, and our expertise has made us the nation’s leading asbestos testing laboratory with over 30 locations nationwide,”
For more information on EMSL’s testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, visit www.EMSL.com or email info@EMSL.com.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, food and materials testing services to professionals and the general public. In addition, the company offers a large variety of air sampling equipment, sampling cassettes, and monitoring equipment. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. Please visit our website for a complete listing of accreditations.
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EMSL Analytical Inc. is a nationally recognized accredited testing laboratory and locally focused provider of consumer product, environmental, microbiology, industrial hygiene, food and materials testing services to professionals and the general public.