There is a rapidly growing number of methamphetamine (meth) labs in our area. Meth labs manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine and are discovered in houses, apartments, motel rooms, sheds, and even motor vehicles. Common household chemicals used in uncommon ways produce extremely hazardous environments and dangerous situations if not handled properly. While a house or its surroundings may be familiar and appear harmless, any area used to manufacture presents a hazard to the health and safety of occupants. Read more about owning a meth lab by downloading our white paper: So You Own a Meth Lab – Now What.
You should also be aware that releasing an improperly cleaned site back to the public or a tenant may subject you to legal complications. The risk of legal problems is increased if small children are involved.
Law enforcement does not provide for decontamination or secondary clean up of the property. Most state agencies agree that the safest way to decontaminate and clean up a former meth lab is to hire an environmental company trained in hazardous materials removal.
Click here for a list of contaminated properties in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s current limit for methamphetamine is 0.5 ug/ft³ of surface
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