EPA, USGS release new tool to support drinking water analysis

EPA, in cooperation with U.S. Geological Survey, has launched the National Environmental Methods Index for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Methods (NEMI-CBR). NEMI-CBR is a secure, Web-based database for locating, evaluating, comparing, and retrieving analytical methods for chemical, biological, and radiological-related contaminants that could pose a threat to public water supplies...

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 1, 2008 -- EPA, in cooperation with U.S. Geological Survey, has launched the National Environmental Methods Index for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Methods (NEMI-CBR). NEMI-CBR is a secure, Web-based database for locating, evaluating, comparing, and retrieving analytical methods for chemical, biological, and radiological-related contaminants that could pose a threat to public water supplies.

An extension of the National Environmental Methods Index (NEMI), it includes all the information of NEMI, plus three additional fields needed to address emergency response. The tool also includes the CBR Advisor, an expert system companion that enables users to obtain advice in response to an incident and to access detailed information for planning and training purposes.

NEMI-CBR is a password-protected tool with access granted to personnel from drinking water and wastewater utilities, State primacy (primary enforcement) Agencies, Federal officials (including government laboratory personnel), and public health agencies.

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