EPA Publishes Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup

By Terrapinzflyer · Oct 6, 2009 · Updated Oct 7, 2009 ·
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    press release from the EPA - no link provided since its a government website.
    They botched loading the PDF (currently points to the hardrive from where it was uploaded rather then the file on the server). I will TRY to remember to keep an eye on it and upload it to the archives.

    EPA Publishes Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup

    WASHINGTON – EPA has issued a document providing state and local governments technical guidance for methamphetamine lab cleanups. The document, titled Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup, is based on an extensive review of the best available science and practices for cleanup. Other issues included are best practices for specific items or materials, sampling procedures, and technical resources.

    The production and use of meth across the U.S. continues to pose considerable challenges. Although there is a decline in the domestic production of meth in recent years, vigilance is warranted because of the destructive nature of meth and the environmental hazards caused by meth labs.

    The Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act of 2007 required EPA to develop these guidelines, based on the best currently available knowledge in the field of meth lab remediation. EPA reviewed state guidance and regulations to develop these voluntary guidelines. In addition, this document has received extensive review and refinement from a broad array of stakeholders as well as feedback from nationally recognized experts in meth lab remediation.

    file uploaded to the archive here

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