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Groundwater Monitoring

Groundwater Monitoring

TestAmerica Provides Baseline Through Post-Closure Groundwater Monitoring Services

Groundwater at mining sites is often monitored before, during, and after closure to assess the effects of the mining operation on the environment.  Groundwater quality may be affected by the mine excavation itself, the storage and disposal of mining wastes, wastewater and stormwater discharges and the storage and handling of chemicals, reagents, and fuels.  TestAmerica partners with mining clients performing baseline, operational and post closure groundwater monitoring by offering services such as sampling support, laboratory analyses and customized data delivery options to meet the regulatory needs of each operation.   

Sampling Support

TestAmerica provides coolers, packing material, certified pre-cleaned bottles with applicable preservatives, and pre-printed chains of custody.  Our bottle kits reduce the potential for field errors by providing the correct containers with the applicable preservatives and paperwork. 

Laboratory Analysis

Samples are logged into our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) based on the information provided on the Chain of Custody.  Sample receipt confirmation forms detailing sample collection information and requested analyses are sent to client contacts after receipt to reduce error potential, and ensure proactive communication.

Data Delivery

TestAmerica’s network of laboratories is linked by a single LIMS, allowing us to provide clients with one report or electronic data deliverable (EDD), regardless of where samples are analyzed within our network.  Our single platform also allows our analysts to perform historical data review and comparisons to background levels to identify data anomalies.  Clients have the option to receive their data in one of our 2,500 formats, as well as via TotalAccess, our online data portal.  To learn more about TestAmerica’s data delivery options, visit our Data Solutions page.