Pace Analytical’s Florida Lab Adds Testing Method to Support the West Virginia Chemical Spill

On January 9, 2014, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) spilled into the Elk River in Charleston, WV. The spill contaminated the drinking water supply of approximately 300,000 people in the area. MCHM is an unregulated compound and as a result had no documented test method applicable to its analysis.

In response to demand for analysis of drinking and surface water samples, Pace Analytical rapidly developed the EPA’s drinking water test method for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 524.2 for this purpose. Pace’s MCHM Method Detection Limit (MDL) is 0.025 mg/L and Reporting Limit (RL) is 0.050 mg/L. Pace is certified by the State of WV for analysis by 524.2.

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