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EPA New England Regional Laboratory (Office of Environmental Measurement and Evaluation)

EPA New England Regional Laboratory (NERL)

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EPA New England Regional Laboratory
11 Technology Drive, North Chelmsford, MA 01863-2431
1 (888) 372-7341, 1 (617) 918-8300

The EPA New England Regional Laboratory monitors and analyzes the health of the New England environment and its impacts on residents. To ensure quality of environmental data, EPA scientists and engineers use state of the art instruments and techniques and apply rigorous quality assurance methods. The New England Regional Laboratory capabilities include:

  • Chemistry Laboratory - analyzes and tests air, water, sediment and toxic waste samples for various chemicals
  • Biology Laboratory - conducts testing of water samples for bacteria and toxicity, and analyzes biological samples, such as fish tissue contamination
  • Ecology Field Monitoring - performs field studies to support EPA, state and tribal environmental programs for air quality, water and biological monitoring
  • Air Monitoring - works with states and tribes to implement air monitoring programs with over 300 air monitoring stations throughout New England, and carries out special projects and research on priority issues such as mercury
  • Investigations - conducts field studies and inspections of industrial and municipal facilities to ensure compliance with EPA regulations
  • Quality Assurance - ensures that environmental data is precise, accurate, and valid so it can be used to support decision-making
Chemistry Laboratory Biology Laboratory Ecology Field Monitoring
Air Monitoring Investigations Quality Assurance

New England Regional Laboratory Brochure (PDF) (8 pp, 2.7 MB)

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