Smokey MountainsThe US Department of Energy’s Office (DOE) of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) held its annual Analytical Services Program (ASP) workshop in Asheville, NC, from September 23-26. This meeting provides a venue for laboratories that provide analytical services to DOE sites to share information and receive updated training. Brooks Rand Labs is licensed to receive radioactive materials from a variety of DOE sites throughout the US. Michelle Briscoe, President of Brooks Rand Labs, gave a very well-received presentation at this workshop on the Selective Sequential Extraction for Mercury Speciation in Soil Samples, including several case studies from the Oak Ridge Reservation’s Y-12 site. A copy of Ms. Briscoe’s presentation may be downloaded here, and a copy of BRL’s Radioactive Materials License can be downloaded here.