If you are a property owner, the chance that one of your properties will be used to process or distribute fentanyl or one of its derivatives is growing. Because fentanyl is generally produced elsewhere then shipped to distributors across North America, you are more likely to encounter it inside labs producing other drugs or inside distribution centers where they cut, package and send fentanyl and drugs that have been cut with fentanyl out onto the streets. Although a distribution lab does not … [Read more...]
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From the latest on fentanyl lab statistics, identification and cleanup processes to walk through of cleaning projects we've taken on or completed. Under the articles category you'll find all the information to help you be informed.
There are multiple ways people can be exposed to fentanyl. Chemicals have become part of our daily lives. We use them for everything from cleaning windows to making automotive parts and lifesaving medicines. Unless you make a conscious effort to avoid coming into contact with them, you are likely exposed to a variety of commercially produced chemicals every day. Most of these chemicals have been tested and found to have negligible long-term side effects when used as directed. However, even these … [Read more...]
Unlike many other types of clandestine drug labs, remediation involving fentanyl facilities does not often involve significant amounts of liquid chemicals, chemical waste or residues. This is largely because much of the North American supply of fentanyl is made and shipped from overseas. Pills & Powder Fentanyl is available commercially as a patch but is generally encountered as either a powder or a pill on the recreational market. Because fentanyl is so potent it is almost always cut or … [Read more...]
The removal of chemicals, chemical waste and contaminated materials from a drug lab is a complicated process. These substances pose a risk to individuals and the environment and must be handled and disposed of correctly to ensure long-term safety. Synthetic drugs are produced in clandestine labs by mixing chemicals and other reactive agents. During the mixing process, these reactions produce what is called chemical waste, which is a byproduct of the drug's production and of no interest to the … [Read more...]
Drug awareness campaigns across Canada and the U.S.A. are bringing fentanyl and other drugs out of the shadows. From small reservations to large cities, these events are fighting against the tide to save lives that may otherwise be lost to the effects of the drug trade. Mayken has been providing hazardous material clean-up since 2006. That is over 10 years of experience that we would like to share with you and your community. The fentanyl crisis is exploding – not just across North America, … [Read more...]