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National Water Quality Laboratory - A Profile

Fact Sheet 053-01

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL) is a full-service laboratory that specializes in environmental analytical chemistry. The NWQL's primary mission is to support USGS programs requiring environmental analyses that provide consistent methodology for national assessment and trends analysis. The NWQL provides the following: high-quality chemical data; consistent, published, state-of-the-art methodology; extremely low-detection levels; high-volume capability; biological unit for identifying benthic invertebrates; quality assurance for determining long-term water-quality trends; and a professional staff.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
National Water Quality Laboratory - A Profile
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
053-01
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2001
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
6 p.