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FACTS: Funding AMD Chemistry for Treatment Systems
The FACTS Program (Funding AMD Chemistry for Treatment Systems) provides free chemical analyses to monitor passive abandoned mine drainage treatment systems. The program uses Datashed to make the systems' data available to the public, and to streamline the transfer of analysis results from laboratories.
The FACTS Program is administered by the Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (WPCAMR).
Using Datashed with the FACTS Program to store sampling data
Upon admission to the FACTS Program, a passive treatment system is prescribed a, which includes sampling points, analytes, and sampling dates. These are managed on Datashed's .
Watershed Groups and Volunteers
Upon collecting a water sample, a volunteer must send bottles to the laboratory and submit field data to Datashed:
Under the FACTS Program, all water samples sent to laboratory are labeled on the bottle with aand . Datashed uses these numbers to track water samples through the laboratory analysis process.
When processing water samples, labs need to interact with Datashed at two points:
Datashed administrators can receive guidance about the FACTS program on the FACTS Program Administration page.