Laboratory Fined by DEP Over Drinking Water Tests

Published 05/01 2014 12:03AM

Updated 05/01 2014 11:19AM

April 30th, 2014

A laboratory tasked with testing water and soil samples for the Department of Environmental Protection has been fined by that organization.

The DEP has levied a fine of two hundred and twenty thousand dollars on Microbac Laboratories Incorporated Erie Division.
This from a press release where the DEP cites that improper analysis may have led to false negative readings for drinking water samples.
DEP also found several instances of failure to properly report bacteria results in drinking water.

The lab has had to relinquish testing drinking water samples.

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