DoD Environmental Lab

2019 Bioremediation Symposium Brings Together 700 Professionals from 28 Countries

2019 Bioremediation Symposium Brings Together 700 Professionals from 28 Countries

International scientific leaders are coming together to participate in the 2019 Bioremediation Symposium and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Merit Laboratories will be attending this international symposium, which is being held April 15-18 in Baltimore.

Field Force Engineering Support to Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq presented at SAME Detroit Post

Field Force Engineering Support to Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq presented at SAME Detroit Post

Detroit Post of the Society of American Military Engineers

Engineering enthusiasts and industry professionals will be provided with a unique opportunity to learn about military engineering support and field efforts. The Detroit Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) will be hosting a presentation on Field Force Engineering Support to Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.  

DoD ELAP WBE and SBE Laboratory Services

DoD ELAP WBE and SBE Laboratory Services

Did you know that Merit Laboratories is designated as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Woman-Owned Small Business (WBE/WOSB)?  

As part of our SBE and WBE status, we help prime contractors supporting federal and state projects meet subcontracting goals and obligations. In FY2018, the Department of Defense has established a small business subcontracting goal of 33% for prime contractors supporting the DoD. Merit can help you meet these goals and provide you with outstanding analytical data quality and service.

24-Hour TAT Support for the Northern California Wildfire Cleanup Program

24-Hour TAT Support for the Northern California Wildfire Cleanup Program

Last October, wildfires ravaged Northern California covering a 245,000-acre path of destruction over a 24-day period. When the last fire was finally extinguished, nearly 9,000 homes and buildings were destroyed with total damages exceeding $12-billion as a result of the wildfires. Quickly, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers went to work to begin a cleanup program that continued through March 2018.  

As part of the USACE cleanup program, Merit Laboratories performed analytical laboratory testing on more than 4,000 soil samples over multiple sample collection events that lasted several months.  All soil samples analyzed by Merit Laboratories were completed following an expedited 24-hour turnaround time (TAT) for heavy metals.

We’re Going to Disney World! Merit Laboratories, a WBE and SBE, to Attend 2018 DoD EMDQ Workshop in Orlando

We’re Going to Disney World! Merit Laboratories, a WBE and SBE, to Attend 2018 DoD EMDQ Workshop in Orlando

To support its Department of Defense (DoD) program, Merit Laboratories will be attending the 2018 Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality (EMDQ) Workshop. The 2018 EMDQ Workshop is being held in Orlando, Florida from April 9-12 and is organized by the DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup.   Merit Laboratories’ Quality Assurance Officer, Barbara Ball, will be representing Merit Laboratories at the DoD conference.

The DoD ELAP Detection & Quantitation Guidance for Projects Managers and Data Users

The DoD ELAP Detection & Quantitation Guidance for Projects Managers and Data Users

The DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup recently issued a fact sheet on detection and quantitation to assist project managers and data users of laboratory data for DoD projects.  The EDQW guidance sheet is geared to assist project manager or other decision-makers that use environmental laboratory data to accomplish one or more of the following tasks for a DoD project:

Overview  of the Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP)

Overview  of the Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP)

The Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP) is an agreement between the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Navy for environmental laboratory accreditation and analytical testing to support DoD projects and DoD programs. The DoD ELAP, which originated in October 2009, covers environmental programs at DoD operations, activities, and installations, which also includes formerly used defense sites (FUDS).  The Department of Energy (DOE) recently became part of the DoD ELAP for DOE sites and programs.