Soil and chemical testing company to open inorganics laboratory

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-07-03-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

Envirolab, UK soil and chemical testing company, will be expanding its analytical remit with the addition of a £1 million inorganics laboratory. The company will now be capable of analysis on all common inorganic contaminants, virtually eliminating subcontracted services and saving around £500,000 per year.

Envirolab, a UK soil and chemical testing company, will be expanding its analytical remit with the addition of a £1 million inorganics laboratory. The company will now be capable of analysis on all common inorganic contaminants, virtually eliminating subcontracted services and saving around £500,000 per year.

It is expected that this addition will put the company in a prime position to assist resurgent property developers working on brownfield sites.

"In the past, we've focused on identifying hydrocarbons, like oil and tars, which frequently pollute the ground after heavy industry has taken place," said John Gustafson who will be managing the laboratory. "The new inorganics lab will enable us to identify substances like arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals."

The laboratory will be accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO17025 and the Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS).

This expansion forms a key part of the Envirolab’s parent company, RSK Group, to become the UK’s leading ‘one-stop shop’ environmental consultancy.

For more information about the RSK Group visit www.rsk.co.uk