The UK has seen an increase in the use and manufacture of crystal meth or "Methamphetamine" production from clandestine drug factories. These illicit factories often utilise unauthorised buildings and squats and the production or "cooking" results in highly toxic residue contamination. Various techniques are utilised in the manufacture which combine readily available chemicals and drugs to form this highly addictive drug. The techniques follow recognised processes which include:
- Red P Lab
- Hypo method
- Nazi or Birch method
- Biker or Prop Dope lab
These various techniques utilise different chemical procedures and components but all result in highly toxic residue which includes acids, phosgiene gas, explosive and flamable reagents with various carcinogenic residues often present .
Decontamination principles follow those identified by the "Universal"procedures adopted by "Hazmat Responders" and include personal protection and intensive cleaning and decontamintion prionciples. We utilise state of art technology initially developed to decontaminte terroist incidents involving WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction. The affected site is left in a clean and sanitised condition free of all contaminates together with clearance analysis and certification.