Better analytical information achieved via MECX third-party chemistry validation, data management, and laboratory auditing!
Data Quality Training
MECX's staff can provide training manuals and provide course instruction for Data Validation and related QA courses. Training has been provided for data validation of EPA Contract Laboratory Program (CLP) methods, drinking water methods and hazardous waste methods (SW846). Course attendees have included laboratory staff and consultants. Materials have also been prepared to provide guidance for laboratories that are integrating CLP and SW-846 methods and also for the design of laboratory data deliverables.
MECX's environmental chemists provide technical support to environmental forensic evaluations involving source identification and allocation, timing of release and contaminant fate and transport. These evaluations can range from qualitative to quantitative (e.g., principal components analysis) pattern recognition methods. In addition, they can provide support to laboratories to characterize unknown materials and identify "unknown" compounds present in samples.
Expert Testimony/Litigation Support
MECX's environmental chemists have provided technical expertise and litigation support for a wide range of projects. Typical examples include:
Developing a sampling and analysis program to counter a class action lawsuit alleging health impacts;
Served as technical expert on worker and public health related issues;
Served as a technical expert preparing lawyers for litigation; and
Designed sampling and analysis plans to address specific litigation concerns.