New York State’s New Legislation Requires School Drinking Water Testing

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed new legislation (S.8158/A.10740) into effect on September 6, 2016, requiring all schools in the state to test their drinking water for lead-copper contamination.  According to New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, “We know how harmful lead can be to the health and well-being of young children, and […]

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Bentonite Testing

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  • 2:38PM Sep 21, 2018
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Oil and natural gas drilling companies are required to follow regulations from several different entities, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state-level environmental agencies. Of particular concern is the possible contamination from spilled or released bentonite clay contained in most drilling fluids. Bentonite is a generic name describing the various clays formed from the […]

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Laboratory Testing Guide 2018 Published

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RJ Lee Group is pleased to announce the release of our Laboratory Testing Guide 2018, which features many of the services, methods, and analyses techniques offered by the company. In addition to the categories included in the past, such as environmental and industrial hygiene services, materials characterization services, criminal forensics services, pharmaceutical services, and others, […]

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Pittsburgh Water Filter Measure Provides Stopgap Lead in Water Protection

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Keith Rickabaugh, CIH, was interviewed regarding testing of water for lead by Don Hopey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh has spent the last several months working to reduce the amount of lead in the city’s drinking water. First, providing free testing to residents, then handing out free water pitcher filter systems for those whose drinking […]

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Amine Testing for Environmental Safety

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Amines are a broad class of compounds that are found in many everyday applications. These applications include corrosion inhibitors, lubricating oils, herbicides, and prescription drugs. The most common amine is ammonia, which is found in many household cleaning agents. There are, however, many forms of amines both naturally occurring and synthetic that are hazardous to […]

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Laboratory Testing Contract at Hanford Nuclear Site Awarded to RJ Lee Group and PBS Engineering and Environmental

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  • 10:03AM Sep 29, 2014
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(RICHLAND, Wa., September 29, 2014) The joint partnership of RJ Lee Group, Inc. and PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. (PBS) was awarded a three-year contract by CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) to provide laboratory analysis of geotechnical engineering parameters for the Hanford Nuclear Site in Richland, Washington. Soil testing performed for the contract will […]

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PADEP Proposal Would Limit Liability for Using Mine Influenced Water in Fracking Process

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  • 1:54PM Feb 01, 2013
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Based on a recommendation by Pennsylvania Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) published a white paper in January detailing how the agency intends to review proposals from Oil & Gas drillers on use of Mine Influenced Water (MIW) for drilling operations. MIW includes either water contained in a […]

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Flawed Freeze-Thaw Testing Standards Unreliable for Predicting Concrete Tie Failures

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  • 2:21PM Jul 30, 2012
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The scientific world has achieved remarkable discoveries and innovations responsible for the modern technology we rely on today. Despite our scientific sophistication, the ability to manipulate time—speed it up, slow it down, reverse it—remains largely a figment of our collective imagination, or a plot vehicle in a science fiction novel. This is not a ground-breaking […]

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