State house meth contamination skyrocketing

  • 10/11/2015
Meth decontamination is rising in state houses (3 News)
Meth decontamination is rising in state houses (3 News)

New figures out show numbers of state homes needing to be decontaminated from methamphetamine are skyrocketing.

Two years ago, 28 state homes had to be decontaminated. There have been 174 houses treated in the first quarter of this financial year alone.

Kirk Hardy, the chief executive of the Drug Detection Agency, joined Paul Henry to discuss the issue.

He says in some cases the contamination is so bad the soil around the house needs to be removed and decontaminated.

"For children it's very dangerous. They tend to put things in their mouths and the chemicals tend to sink."

He says the problem is not necessarily getting worse but there has been more testing done.

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