Elliot Lake Research Field Station of Laurentian University
***** Radium Testing
The Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER) are now in effect. (Jan 2003)
Under these regulations ALL metal mines in Canada must now test for Radium226 .
We can do the testing for you. ******
The Analytical Services Laboratory of the Elliot Lake Research Field Station was established in 1992. The initial work of the laboratory was to support research into the effects of low-level radioactivity on the environment resulting from regional uranium mine waste tailings.
Building on this solid base, the laboratory began providing analytical services in support of local decommissioning and environmental monitoring programs in the region. The laboratory currently provides a wide range of inorganic and radionuclide analytical services to private industry in support of soil / manure / plant / animal tissue analysis, effluent treatment plant operations, and environmental effects monitoring and research.
ELRFS is ISO 17025 accredited by the Canadian Association of Environmental Analytical Laboratories (CAEAL) for specific environmental tests listed in the Scope of Accreditation. Accreditation is the formal recognition of the competence of a laboratory to achieve and demonstrate the highest levels of scientific and management excellence through the combined principles of Competence, Consistency, Credibility and Communication. CAEAL member laboratories voluntarily participate in rigorous programs of proficiency testing and accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to generate high quality data.