Tag Archives: EPA

The Bold History of Earth Day

Did you know that Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement of 1970?  The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a Democratic … Continue reading

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Leading the Way: Babcock Labs Senior Chemist to Present Innovative Method Development on PFCs

We are very pleased to announce that our Senior Chemist David Schiessel has had three presentations accepted to the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)! Mr. Schiessel will contribute two oral presentations and one poster presentation on his innovative research and method development concerning … Continue reading

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EPA UCMR4 Environmental Laboratory Testing

Babcock Laboratories, Inc. is in the process of becoming fully certified for UCMR4! We have been approved by the U.S. EPA to participate in Proficiency Testing (PT) and currently have PTs in house. After successful participation in the EPA’s PT studies for … Continue reading

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Is Chromium 6 Contaminating U.S. Public Water Systems?

A new report on chromium 6 levels in public water systems has caused a lot of commotion lately, prompting many Americans to ask, “Is chromium 6 contaminating U.S. public water systems?” To address this important question, the Santa Ana Watershed Project … Continue reading

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EPA to Propose SDWA Regulations Concerning Lead in August

Next month the U.S. EPA is scheduled to propose a new rule to support the goals of the Safe Drinking Water Act and clarify expectations for lead in public water systems. As Sara Jerome of Water Online reported: In August, … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact Report Propels Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

East Valley Water District’s proposal to build a water recycling plan in Highland successfully passed its first milestone earlier this month, thanks to certification of the final environmental impact report for San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District’s Sterling Natural Resources … Continue reading

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DWMAPS: EPA’s Online Mapping Tool on Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an online mapping tool with location-specific data on drinking water sources. The Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS)—developed in consultation with EPA regional drinking water programs, state drinking water regulators, … Continue reading

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It’s a Busy Summer for #BabLabOnTheGo

Summer is officially here, which means it’s time for weekends by the pool and vacations with the family. But for many of us here at Babcock Labs, summer marks the beginning of a very busy conference season that will extend … Continue reading

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UCMR4: What’s to Come?

The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) amendments require that once every five years the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issue a new list of no more than 30 unregulated contaminants to be monitored by public water systems (PWSs). With the … Continue reading

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ELAP Update: The California ELAP Expert Review Panel

On March 19th, I attended the first open meeting of the Expert Review Panel (ERP) convened by the Drinking Water Division of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)  to perform a programmatic review of the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation … Continue reading

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