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Environmental Sampling and Analytical Methods (ESAM) Program

Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM)

image of chemical jarsEPA’s Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM) identifies analytical methods to be used by laboratories performing analyses of environmental and building material samples following a contamination event. Laboratories may use this information to evaluate the nature and extent of contamination and assess decontamination efficacy. In addition to providing the SAM document in its entirety, this site contains a tool that allows users to easily query the SAM methods.

SAM Methods Query Tool

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2017 SAM Document

EPA's SAM identifies analytical methods to be used by laboratories that analyze chemical, radiochemical, pathogen and biotoxin contaminants of concern in environmental samples, and radiochemical contamination of building materials, following a contamination incident.

Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM) 2017
 

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