April 30, 2010 - An imperative aspect every student should be aware of when choosing somewhere to call home is the possibility of methamphetamine contamination, which can cause serious health problems. Meth-contaminated homes in Utah is an issue that seems to have little research, policy consistency or candidacy.
Joseph Mazzuca, CEO of Operations for the Meth Lab Cleanup Company (MLCC), who has 26 years of experience with hazardous materials training, regulatory compliance and project management, said, “The meth epidemic in Utah is moving toward the backburner, even though it is the most active state in the West with regard to contaminated properties. The situation in Utah is misinterpretations of rules and regulations by clean-up contractors, local health departments and the information given to the public is sometimes not in accordance with the regulations.”
According to Mazzuca, 99 percent of MLCC’s work in the western U.S. is in Utah. He receives six to eight phone calls a day from clients in Utah who have homes that have tested positive for meth residue.