ChemCentre offers testing and advisory services to the general community and local government authorities regarding the clean-up and remediation of clandestine laboratory and illicit drug contaminated sites.
ChemCentre is a leading authority on clandestine drug laboratory site risk assessment and remediation, and works closely with WA Police to identify, dismantle and analyse clandestine dug laboratories.
Clandestine drug laboratories are illegal operations where drugs are manufactured. Many of the chemicals involved in the manufacturing process are toxic, dangerous, highly flammable or explosive.
Not only are there chemical hazards related to the drugs manufactured, there are also chemical risks to occupants and neighbours during the manufacturing process.
Even after the removal of a clandestine laboratory, chemicals may remain on surfaces and furnishings. These residual chemical hazards mean the site continues to pose a health and environmental threat. The presence of clandestine laboratory residues inside a dwelling may result in the property being deemed unfit for human habitation.
Clandestine laboratory sites are treated as contaminated sites, posing potential health, financial and legal risks to inhabitants, property owners and managers. More information can be found on the WA Health website.