Columbia Basin Analytical Lab

Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories (CBAL), a joint venture between Columbia Basin College (CBC) and RJ Lee Group, Inc., is located on the CBC campus in Pasco, WA.

The facility provides federal, state, and industry clients with capabilities in environmental and radiological research, analytical chemistry, and surface characterization. In addition, the accredited laboratory has full access to the extended range capabilities, instrumentation and expertise at RJ Lee Group’s materials characterization laboratory.

Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories is a full-service analytical laboratory specializing in environmental and industrial hygiene analyses. Our subject matter experts have over 95 years of experience with diverse scientific backgrounds that include geology, environmental engineering, microscopy, and water chemistry, as well as development of scientific instrumentation. In addition to routine analyses, this substantial knowledge-base enables us to offer consulting services to design and carry out studies tailored to our clients’ needs. 

2710 North 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
P: 509-792-1955
F: 509-792-1934

Analytical & Laboratory Services

Industrial Hygiene

  • Asbestos/Beryllium
  • Particulates/Vapors
  • Air Toxics
Organic Chemistry

  • Nitrosamines
  • Amines
  • PCBs
  • Pesticides
  • Other Organics (please call)
Inorganic Chemistry

  • Drinking water
  • Wastewater
  • Soil Analysis
  • Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP)

  • SEM
  • TEM

  • ASTM
  • NQA-1

Mobile Laboratory Services

  • PTR-MS
  • GC-MS
  • Methane/CO2 Analysis
  • VOC Mapping
  • Vapor Intrusion

Geotechnical Analyses

  • Particle Size
  • Gravimetric
  • Compaction Testing
  • Viscosity


  • AIHA-LAP (Lab ID 178656)
  • WDOE
  • NVLAP (available through our Monroeville facility)

Education and Training

CBC Partnership

  • Technical training and certifications
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Co-funding/Grants
  • Faculty
    • Co-Principal Investigator
    • Consulting
    • Training

Student Internships

  • Internships
  • Work Study
  • Hands-on Training

Research and Development

  • Waste Form Development and Testing
  • Treatment Technologies
  • Engineered Barriers
  • Flow and Transport
  • Feasibility/Treatability Studies
  • Solid Phase Characterization
For more information on CBAL:

Partnership with Columbia Basin College.

Read blog posts, case studies and more about Industrial Hygiene at Columbia Basin.

Learn about all of our Laboratory Services here.

* Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories was formerly known as Center for Laboratory Sciences (CLS).