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Mountain Research, an independent Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection accredited laboratory, provides pre- and post-drilling water resource collection and analysis. Our expertly trained staff is capable of sampling and analyzing potable water sources at proposed drill-head locations throughout the Marcellus Shale region.The following is the listing of PADEP required analyses:

  • Acidity
  • Alkalinity (Total as CaCO3)
  • Aluminum
  • Ammonia Nitrogen
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Benzene
  • Beryllium
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  • Boron
  • Bromide
  • Cadmium
  • Calcium
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • Chlorides
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Ethylene Glycol
  • Gross Alpha
  • Gross Beta
  • Hardness (Total as CaCO3)
  • Iron – Dissolved
  • Iron – Total
  • Lead
  • Lithium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • MBAS (Surfactants)
  • Mercury
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Nitrite-Nitrate Nitrogen
  • Oil & Grease
  • pH
  • Phenolics (Total)
  • Radium 226
  • Radium 228
  • Selenium
  • Silver
  • Sodium
  • Specific Conductance
  • Strontium
  • Sulfates
  • Thorium
  • Toluene
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
  • Total Suspended Solids
  • Uranium
  • Zinc

Mountain Research can customize any package for your needs.  We supply sample bottles, labels and chain of custody forms and provide analytical reports summarizing our findings to you.


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Mountain Research, LLC

  • Corporate Office

    825 25th Street
    Altoona, PA 16601

    Office: (814) 949-2034
    Toll Free: 1-800-837-4674
    Fax: (814) 949-9591

  • DuBois Office

    110 McCracken Run Road
    DuBois, PA 15801

    Office: (814) 371-6030
    Fax: (814) 375-0823

  • Hydrochem

    85 Potomac Avenue
    Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

    Office (304) 930-1972
    Fax: (304) 930-1975

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