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Every day at least one Clandestine Drug Lab (Clan Lab) is being detected. The manufacture of illegal drugs can result in significant contamination and the chemicals used are dangerous to human health. Due to the hazardous nature of clandestine labs, property owners must make sure their properties are safe before they can be occupied again.

The clean-up of former clan labs are governed by strict guidelines and can be extremely costly to the property owner. Contamination must be professionally assessed and remediated to ensure that a site does not remain a public health and safety risk. We can provide a pre-remediation assessment to streamline the clean-up process or a post-remediation assessment to verify that your property is clean.

How JTA Can Help

JTA carry out a thorough assessment in accordance with the Clandestine Drug Laboratory guidelines 2011 to ensure you meet the obligations under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (PHWA) (Vic). Under the PHWA it is an offence to knowingly allow a nuisance to exist on, or emanate from, land.  Land owners must abate this nuisance, or they will be liable to face criminal prosecution. 

Our team of experienced Occupational Hygienists act as a third party, independent of the remediation process, ensuring value for money and that the cleaning is done to a level where the site can safely be re-occupied.

A Clandestine Drug Lab Assessment Includes:

The Benefits

Your Duty In Relation To Clandestine Labs

Property owners are responsible for the remediation of the clandestine lab site and associated costs. If your property is identified as a clandestine drug lab, it is a requirement by law, and therefore your responsibility, to ensure that an assessment of contamination has occurred and proper and appropriate remediation is carried out. Significant penalties do exist for those who don’t remediate their properties after they have been used as a Clan Lab.

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