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Three New Money- and Labor-Saving Methods Approved for Determining Compliance with Uranium Drinking Water Standards

Release Date: 08/28/2004
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Contact: John Millett 202-564-7842 /

(08/27/04) EPA has approved the use of three additional analytical methods to measure the amount of uranium in drinking water in the final National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical Method for Uranium, that will be published in the Federal Register. The rule was proposed on June 2, 2004, in the Federal Register to allow for public comment. The new analytical methods could be more cost-effective, less labor-intensive or more sensitive than some of the technologies previously approved in the December 2000 Radionuclides Rule. The final rule does not affect approval of the 15 methods already specified in the federal regulations for compliance determinations of uranium. More information on this action is available on EPA’s web site at: .