Answers to Toxic Questions
The Washington State Department of Ecology has a new tool to help out if you discover your home or business is contaminated by a former meth lab or other hazardous waste. They've launched a new web site that can help answer all your questions. State lawmakers directed Ecology to develop the on-line resource because many people were finding themselves in these types of situations. Police deal with meth labs everyday and know how dangerous they are. "These are poisonous chemicals that can actually permeate the carpet, the walls and appliances inside a house, so it's very toxic and obviously if you have an infant, what's the first thing you do with an infant? You put them on the floor. That's where a lot of those chemicals go so it can be very, very, very toxic," said Sgt. Scott Child of the Kennewick Police Department. Ecology's web site can help you with everything from meth labs to underground tanks that are leaking oil or gas into the soil. It's a good resource after or when you're in the process of buying property. To get there, click on the above link.