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Contaminated Land (CONTEST)

The CONTEST scheme we offer covers a comprehensive range of analytes in soils, soil extracts and standards solutions for the analysis of metals, inorganic contaminants, organics, soil leachates and solid waste.
Land contamination can pose both environmental and human health risks. The main causes of contamination are the direct discharge of industrial wastes, domestic pollution, over-use of pesticides, oil and fuel dumping, leaching of wastes from landfills and leaking underground storage tanks that corrode over time, releasing toxic substances into previously clean soils.
Participation in a proficiency testing scheme for soil, such as CONTEST, is a requirement of the UKEnvironment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) ‘Performance Standard for Laboratories Undertaking Chemical Testing of Soil’.

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ISO/IEC 17043
ISO 9001

Scheme Information

Round

Despatch Date

Reporting Deadline

CN115

18 February 2019

18 March 2019

CN116

29 April 2019

28 May 2019

CN117

01 July 2019

29 July 2019

CN118

23 September 2019

21 October 2019

CN119

18 November 2019

16 December 2019

CN120

17 February 2020

16 March 2020


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