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TestAmerica Presents at the International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments

PRESS RELEASE

Monday, Jan 12, 2015

For Immediate Release

Two technical experts from TestAmerica, Ms. Patricia McIsaac and Mr. Larry Matko, both have poster presentations scheduled for the Eighth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. The conference will be held January 12-15, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference is organized and presented by Battelle and sponsors, including public and private sector organizations active in environmental assessment, remediation, and management.

The title of Ms. McIsaac’s presentation is “Various Elutriate Tests and Their Application to Dredged Material Management Projects” and provides details on elutriate methods, variant methods, their intended uses and applicability for method selection.

The title of Mr. Matko’s presentation is “Use of a Commercially Available Polyethylene Bag as an Absorptive Medium for Semi-Volatile PAH Analyses” and provides an overview of the absorptive capabilities of polyethylene bags with data performed using current SW-846 methodologies.

Both Ms. McIsaac and Mr. Matko are recognized experts in their respective fields and part of the Industry-leading “Ask the Expert” program at TestAmerica. Patricia McIsaac has 33 years of experience in environmental testing services. For the past 14 years, she has provided business and technical leadership for TestAmerica's Dredged Material, Sediment and Tissue Laboratories. In her current role as a TestAmerica Industry Marketing Manager, she serves as an expert in priority industry verticals to help determine and guide company priorities and strategy.Larry Matko has more than 24 years of experience in the environmental testing industry, and is currently the Technical Director at TestAmerica in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Matko's technical knowledge and analytical expertise allowed him to develop and implement the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) methods. Methods 1313, 1314, 1315, and 1316 are new methods in SW-846 by the U.S. EPA.

About TestAmerica

TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, with over 90 locations providing innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source, ambient and indoor air, water quality, compliance, desalination, shale gas, specialty organics, emergency response, industrial hygiene, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, PPCPs and emerging contaminants, explosives, Federal/DoD, and radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.

TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,800 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.

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AMY WHITTIER
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