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May 5, 2017

GREEN UP DAY SAFETY

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

GREEN UP DAY SAFETY

 

Waterbury VT / May 5, 2017 – In preparation for Green Up Day tomorrow, the Vermont State Police and Department of Public Safety would like to advise volunteers participating in clean-up activities to be wary of potential hazardous materials.  Discarded syringes are a potential biohazard and should be left in place, as well as so-called “one-pot” meth lab containers, often found in abandoned soda bottles and other containers. If found, volunteers should inform Green Up Day leaders who can then inform the proper authorities, such as town or state road maintenance personnel, to arrange for the materials to be properly disposed of.  Importantly, children should not be left unsupervised while conducting clean-up along public highways and other public areas.

 

Please visit Green Up Vermont for a safety checklist and a more detailed safety brochure to prepare for your Green Up Day activities.

 

Visit the Vermont State Police Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team webpage for more information on clandestine meth lab materials.

 

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell

Scott.waterman@vermont.gov