Digging Into Issues Of Environmental Sampling

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT) -- Environmental sampling is like sausage — appealing, but it’s unclear what’s in it. Today, we sample or monitor many environmental elements — air quality, drinking water, sewage, landfills, hazardous waste sites, indoor air, paint, and the list goes on. There are probably thousands of environmental samples collected every minute.

Environmental measurement has two important parts — collection of representative samples and analysis. Many excellent references exist to instruct how to do both, [1] [2] [3] but it is actually very difficult, given actual field conditions, so...
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