Testing for harmful chemicals is expected to be done over the next week at an apartment complex where methamphetamine manufacturing materials were found last month. The apartment building is at 306 North Marion.
Washington Police Chief Greg Goodman says that the testing will determine levels of contamination in public areas. Police have told other residents about the possible contamination and suggested that they find another place to live until more testing is done.
The city would have a number of options for reacting to test results. If levels are high, the city is allowed to require the owner to do rehab work. If contamination were found to be extreme, the city could even require demolition.