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Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN)

Technical Support for Labs

Laboratory Requirements

ERLN Member laboratories should follow these laboratory requirements (PDF) (38 pp, 317K, about PDF).

Data Requirements

ERLN Member laboratories should follow these data requirements (PDF) (127 pp, 1.2M, about PDF) when submitting information to EPA.

Standard Analytical Methods

In support of Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN), the National Homeland Security Research Center has prepared Standardized Analytical Methods for Environmental Restoration Following Homeland Security Events (SAM). EPA formed a workgroup of its own experts and those of other agencies to create this manual. These experts reviewed many analytical methods, seeking to balance the use of existing techniques and methodologies against the goal of obtaining consistent results. The workgroup selected methods for measuring biological, chemical, and radiological agents in a variety of sample types, such as solids, drinking water, and air.

To learn more about SAM please visit the SAM Web site.

Technical Support for Water Sampling and Analysis

The ERLN provides technical support to laboratories focused on water matrices (drinking water, wastewater).

Technical Support for Radiological Sample Analysis

The ERLN provides technical support to laboratories focused on analyzing radiological contaminants.

 

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