Clandestine Drug Labs often pose a serious environmental and health risk. Contamination can come from hazardous precursor chemicals, intermediate by-products or clandestine drugs and may extend beyond the drug lab site to sewer systems, soil and groundwater, illegal chemical dumping sites and law enforcement facilities.
CETEC understands that testing a clandestine drug lab often has multiple objectives – the assessment of contamination to advise remediation, the assessment of possible health risks to occupants or remediation workers, the assessment of the extent of the damage for insurance claims or for compliance with the National Environmental Protection Measure (NEPM).
With this in mind, CETEC uses scientific expertise to develop site-specific, innovative and practical solutions for the management of contamination to safeguard people and the environment and to comply with regulations.
Site assessment after the police have identified a clandestine lab site
Occupational hygiene monitoring during remediation work
Clearance assessment to enable safe re-occupation
Assessment of occupation exposure for operational and forensic law enforcement personnel
Identify and manage risks
Safeguard people and the environment
Compliance with regulatory obligations
Assist with insurance claims
Ensure remediation is conducted to an appropriate standard