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Labs that can Analyze Fish for Metals and Other Contaminants

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From: JHoelsc661@aol.com
Subject: [volmonitor] Labs that can analyze fish for metals and other contaminants?
To: Volunteer water monitoring

Does anyone have information and recommendations on laboratories that can analyze fish tissue for volunteer monitoring groups for metals and other contaminants including private, academic, commercial, aquaculture, and government labs? EPA has a lot or really good information at: http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/fish/ but no lists of labs per se. I assume that some labs do not perform analyses for individuals or watershed groups (i.e., dedicated internal support labs and similar) but there should be others out there who do. Any help, advice, and recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!

Sincerely,

James Hoelscher
Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership
P.O. Box 461
Fayetteville, AR 72702-0461

Phone: 479-443-6616
Fax: 775-743-3247
E-mail: JHoelsc661@aol.com

Responses

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:49:27 -0500
From: Nicole Pedersen
Subject: RE: [volmonitor] Labs that can analyze fish for metals and other contaminants?

Hi James:

Nicole Pedersen here. Affiliated with Friends of the Bay in Oyster Bay, NY. We do our sampling here in the Oyster Bay Cold Spring harbor estuary. We have analyses done for our organization by the Nassau County Department of Health. In addition, there is a lab we use to test nitrogen levels in Plainview, NY. Don’t know how this would help you since you are in AR. But, maybe checking with your local Department of Health might help.

Sincerely,

Nicole Pedersen

 

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 21:55:00 +0000
From: Tony Thorpe
Subject: re:[volmonitor] Labs that can analyze fish for metals and other contaminants?

One of the LMVP volunteers has used Midwest Labs in the past and he is pleased with the results. There is a list of the metals analyses they do on their website, along with the costs.

https://www.midwestlabs.com/index3.htm

Be warned that you can only view their website with Internet Explorer.
Hope this helps,

Tony Thorpe
Coordinator, Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program
302 ABNR University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 1-800-895-2260
Fax: 573-884-5070
www.lmvp.org

 

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 17:17:47 -0500
From: Dick Coin
Subject: RE: [volmonitor] Labs that can analyze fish for metals and other
contaminants?

You might find this link interesting.

http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/1107520235203130.xml?nnusa

I believe the agency in Ohio that was analyzing fish in Lake Erie has lost funding. It might have been the Department of Natural Resources.

Regards
DIck Coin

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