HUD Left Holding The Bag On Potentially 'Flammable F'closure' As Hazardous Materials Crews Step In, Rip Apart Premises In Search For 'Meth' Chemicals
In West Valley, Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune reports:
- Hazardous materials crews began digging in the backyard of a foreclosed home  after the previous owner said chemicals used to make methamphetamine may have been buried in the backyard. So far, only a waste basin from an old outhouse and buried garbage and concrete blocks have been found at the scene [...]. Digging will conclude [...] with firefighters on standby.
- “The previous owner said he buried some stuff in the backyard, but he didn’t know where,” said West Valley Fire Capt. Bridger Williams. EnviroCare Inc., which specializes in dealing with hazardous materials, dug a number of holes by hand in search of what the man may have buried. “They (EnviroCare) wanted to make sure the home is safe and the property is safe for those who live nearby and for the eventual buyer,” Williams said.
- John Hart, COO of EnviroCare said they were told chemicals used to make methamphetamine may have been buried in the backyard, so they used ground penetrating radar to search the area. They found eight areas of interest and started digging with plastic shovels so they didn’t create any sparks.
- The home went into foreclosure more than a year ago and is now owned by the Federal government’s Housing and Urban Development program. The government is working to clean up the home and property and eventually sell
For the story, see Crews check for buried meth chemicals at foreclosure home.