Do You Know About Meth Properties? WUTK News Investigates!

//Do You Know About Meth Properties? WUTK News Investigates!

Do You Know About Meth Properties? WUTK News Investigates!

TENNESSEE’S METICULOUSLY CATALOGED LIST OF QUARANTINED PROPERTIES IS STEADILY GROWING DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF METHAMPHETAMINE.

WITH OVER TWELVE-HUNDRED PROPERTIES ON THE LIST, AND FOURTEEN OF THEM DATING AS FAR BACK AS TWO-THOUSAND-FIVE WHEN THIS POLICY BEGAN, THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION HAS A BIG TASK ON THEIR HANDS.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT, CHRIS AN-DULL SPENDS HIS DAYS FIELDING CALLS BETWEEN POLICE DEPARTMENTS, HYGIENISTS AND CERTIFIED CONTRACTORS THAT WORK IN STEPS TO CLEAN QUARANTINED HOMES AND GET THEM INTO LIVING CONDITION.

MANPOWER TO CLEAN THESE HOMES IS NOT AN ISSUE. ACCORDING TO AN-DULL, THE REAL PROBLEM COMES DOWN TO ONE THING: MONEY.

“There’s no shortage of houses, let me put it that way. But there seems to be a little bit of a problem getting the money.

TO ALLEVIATE THE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON PROPERTY OWNERS, TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION IS WORKING ON UNVEILING NEW RULES BY NEXT YEAR.

ACCORDING TO AN-DULL, THE CLEANUP STANDARD CAN BE BOTH DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE TO HIT. SITTING AT ONE-TENTH OF A MICROGRAM OF METH PER SQUARE CENTIMETER, IT EQUATES TO TAKING A SUGAR PACKET AND SPREADING IT OVER AN AREA OF TWENTY-FIVE ACRES IN SIZE, MEANING IT TAKES ABOUT THREE DAYS TO CLEAN AND ANYWHERE FROM EIGHT TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. A NEW HEALTH-BASED STANDARD DEVELOPED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DRASTICALLY REDUCES THAT STRICT RULE WHILE STILL ENSURE A PROPERTY IS FIT FOR HABITATION.

A PRIMARY CONCERN WITH THESE QUARANTINED HOUSES JUST SITTING IN COMMUNITIES UNTOUCHED GOES BEYOND LIVING IN THEM.

What I would be concerned about would be – from an acute exposure type situation –would be like a child or a kid busting into the house.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST, JUSTIN FISHER SAYS WITNESSING THIS KID OF TOLL ON FAMILIES CAN BE DIFFICULT.

A lot of times you see small children that are still having to live in these properties that have potentially been impacted and we’re trying to go in there to see if they’re safe for habitation or not. That’s kind of a hard thing to be in close proximity to.

WITH NEW RULES COMING OUT IN JUST A FEW MONTHS, W-U-T-K WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON IF THESE NEW RULES CURB THE GROWING LIST OF QUARANTINED PROPERTY.

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2018-09-20T13:11:09+00:00