The Daily O'Collegian (Stillwater, OK), 2012-12-10
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enter at your own risk l i . photo illustration by jackie dobsono'collegian there were 916 meth labs discovered in oklahoma 2011. has no requirements that be cleaned properly once discovered. meth clean up laws nonexistent in state editor's note: this story is part of a series examining the dangers methamphetamine production in oklahoma. by jonathan sutton editor-in-chief oklahoma's lack of cleanup regulations for discovered methamphetamine labs could be risking the health hundreds oklahomans. nine hundred and sixteen meth were in oklahoma 2011, which is fifth highest country behind missouri, tennessee, kentucky indiana, according to united states drug enforce ment agency. twenty-three states, including tennessee, kentucky and indiana, have strict regulations as to how labs should be cleaned once discovered. joseph mozzuca, operations manager for meth lab cleanup, a national business based in idaho, said he sees many problems with no oversight when it comes decontamination of site. "everything used make methamphetamine is hazardous material," mozzuca said. "it's definitely health threat people who inhabit the area." oklahoma bureau narcotics spokesman mark woodward there are short long-term effects living residence that hasn't been decontaminated. difficulty breathing, itchy and runny eyes, coughing lung irritation can set in immediately for some people, woodward said, risks of liver cancer kidney disease come with prolonged exposure. mozzuca, whose company cleans up thousands meth labs every year across the country, said dangers extend beyond just people living residences. decontamination process itself be dangerous, even deadly, those who are not properly trained job. "in oklahoma, one most common ways to make is red phosphorus method," mozzuca said. "red a very dangerous material. if person oklahoma bureau of narcotics obn has guidelines for cleaning up labs at: www.deq.state.ok.us ipdnewmethlabs. meth. htm not properly trained and wearing the appropriate protection, they come across a big stain of red phosphorus on carpet or wall attempt to clean it with water, could kill them instantly. water is reactive creates phosphine gas. "we actually have a client in colorado who is vegetable now because he tried to decontaminate his own property and clean carpet with rug doctor. was coma within 30 minutes." mozzuca said this kind of scenario especially likely oklahoma the state does not require decontamination businesses be certified or experienced. "about half states (with cleaning regulations) certification training contractors," said. "there's lot small mom pops out there advertising service, but them no see meth page 6 li the daily 4 q'collegian www.qcqlly.com lk at oklahoma state university since 1895 osu did not fell police of assault allegations by samantha vicent managing editor oklahoma state university's student conduct office did not notify local law enforcement of its investigation into multiple sexual assault allegations. on thursday, the daily o'collegian received an anonymous email claiming a former member farmhouse fraternity has committed more than 10 assaults on new fraternity members. thursday night, stillwater police capt. randy dickerson said he was unaware of the events described in email. however, after speaking with university sources friday morning, learned osu's student conduct office knew about "several occurrences" similar to those anonymous email and investigated them. decided open a criminal investigation later that day. on friday night, dickerson said stillwater police investigators have spoken to two men who claim be victims of varying sexual assaults. "we been provided information leading the department believe there are numerous possible and that many alleged assaults committed by one suspect perpetrated in several jurisdictions, including stillwater," he said. will continue our investigation, working with other affected jurisdictional agencies as appropriate." when farmhouse became aware of the allegations, chapter members immediately notified interfraternity council and student conduct officials, president nick jordan said friday. accused assaults is no longer a member fraternity that none alleged took place inside house. osu director of communications gary shutt confirmed that student conduct completed an investigation into incident on nov. 30 but did not specify what the allegations were. was reported 12, he said. "in anything comes to conduct, they determine whether law enforcement needs be contacted,' "police were notified, see page 8 student conduct provides assistance by sally asher general assignment reporter students can find assistance in ethical, personal and intellectual development from the staff of student conduct education administration. oklahoma state university's policy on discipline is nature university recognizes that will make mistakes poor choices at one point or another during their college careers, according to scea website okstate.edu. "scea strives promote highest quality living learning environment osu," to the website. "scea tries help students reach their potential while at osu and set foundations for personal social success meaning throughout life." staff of scea contacts meets with assess situations possible non-academic misconduct, offers education, challenge support who may be struggling behavioral issues. also mediation services operates back on trac alcohol drug treatment program, according are encouraged follow a series standards, such as being civically responsible and engaged to improve the campus community; respecting osu's commitment academic integrity; accepting responsibility for learning personal behavior; helping maintain safety welfare of community by immediately reporting unusual or dangerous behavior, according website. "osu is committed providing a productive living in which students can pursue their educational goals," "sexual misconduct undermines this affects ability focus on goals." when there sufficient informa tion or evidence to claim the university's policies concerning sexual misconduct have been violated, university pursues disciplinary action through its own student conduct system. website encourages victims of call a close friend relative, stillwater's 24-hour rape crisis line (405-624-3020), as well preserving for criminal prosecution such clothing and any other items involved in misconduct. more information about conduct, visit studentconduct. okstate.edu scea office at 328 union, monday friday, 8 a.m. noon 1 5 p.m. stillwater rape crisis line student conduct encourages victims of sexual misconduct to call: (405) 624-3020 for full information on sexual misconduct, visit studentconduct.okstate. eduindex.phpsexual-misconduct. newsocolly.com x elilijl . ducky's tip: you don't have g..rpj-"ti.t. wotrjyp ctto 'r-y s3 i to play th dyured" r yz ' t a v n cat j it's easy pick up bad money habits " 1 ,'lis rv and get credit score, but there's always way out of the hole. uifi iife.
|Title||The Daily O'Collegian (Stillwater, OK), 2012-12-10|
|Subject||Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals-Oklahoma; Stillwater, (Okla.)-Newspapers|
|Description||The student-run newspaper at Oklahoma State University from 1924 -|
|Relation||The Daily O'Collegian|
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