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Ohio Proposes Database of Meth Laboratory Locations


EMSL Analytical provides analytical services to test for meth laboratories to determine contaminated properties and to ensure cleanup efforts were successful.

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On May 19th the Ohio House approved legislation that would create a new publicly accessible database listing former meth laboratories in the state. The production and use of methamphetamines has plagued virtually every corner of the United States, but the legislators in Ohio are looking ahead to protect future inhabitants of contaminated properties.

House Bill 33 was approved with a 98 to 0 vote and now heads to the Ohio Senate. If it becomes law then police officials would be required to report to the Bureau of Criminal Identification the addresses of real property and vehicle identification numbers of motor vehicles used as drug laboratories.

Meth laboratories can be extremely dangerous for current and future residents, not to mention emergency personnel. The ingredients used to make the drugs are toxic by nature and when they are combined can cause fires, explosions and release toxic fumes. Vapors from the manufacturing process often leach into building materials. Hazardous waste materials from the drug manufacturing process are also often dumped in drains or outdoors which can contaminate the environment and drinking water supplies.

Due to the serious nature of the problem the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released last year the Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup. The guidelines provide technical guidance for state and local personnel responsible for the cleanup of clandestine meth laboratories.

EMSL Analytical, one of the nation’s largest environmental testing laboratory networks, has a long history of helping law enforcement and property owners ensure safe environments after the discovery of a clandestine laboratory. “Protecting current and future property owners’ investments and the health of building occupants, is the goal of Ohio’s Bill 33,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL. “EMSL Analytical can help by providing the advanced analytical services needed to identify contaminated properties and then offer post remediation testing services.”

To learn more about methamphetamine testing services or to request testing supplies please visit, email or call (800) 220-3675.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of quality environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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