The Commonwealth Government has developed new national guidelines on remediating sites used to manufacture illicit drugs. The Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines provide a step-by-step process to determine whether a site is contaminated, and assist in making a decision about how it should be cleaned.
Some key indicators of clandestine laboratory activity may include:
- Blacked-out windows;
- Evidence of chemical supplies or chemical waste on premises;
- Strong chemical smells coming from premises;
- Frequent visitors at irregular times; and
- Excessive ventilation or security measures.
To view the guidelines visit the Australian Government, Attorney-General’s Department at http://www.ag.gov.au