October 3, 2012
For immediate release
PEI Analytical Laboratories amalgamate
Environment, Labour and Justice
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“The amalgamation of the five labs previously located in three separate locations will allow for increased sharing of staff, equipment and supplies, resulting in a more efficient and cost effective service for all users,” said Minister Webster. “The new location in the BioCommons Park at the end of the Charlottetown bypass will also allow for easier access for users.”
The labs provide an analytical service for drinking water, surface water, wastewater, soil, feed, dairy seed, plant tissue manure and compost samples. They are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, to a recognized international standard.
“By combining their facilities, these labs can deliver a major improvement in services to Islanders,” said Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry. “This new facility will build on the high standards provided by our lab services, and will make it one of the best of its kind in Canada.”
PEIAL is operated jointly by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Department of Environment, Labour and Justice. It provides testing services for the public, farmers, municipalities, tourism operators, the processing industry, extension specialists, corporations, other government departments and research scientists.
The PEIAL is located at 23 Innovation Way in the BioCommons Park.