Used Propane Tanks Could Be An Old Meth Lab

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

If you use propane to power your gas grill, or for some other reason you might want to keep an eye out--for a blue-green discoloration on the valve.

If you see that, your propane tank could have been used before in a meth lab. The blue-green discoloration comes from anhydrous ammonia.

If you do come upon a tank like this, the best thing to do is call the police immediately. A tank formerly used to make meth can cause severe damage to the skin, lungs, and even cause a deadly explosion.

Kentucky State Police are warning everyone to check their tanks before they plug them in.

Another way to spot a tank used to make meth is if the tank smells like ammonia.

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  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jun 10, 2008 at 09:02 PM
    Shouldnt refilling companies be held liable for reselling a tampered product and not guaranteeind reasonable consumer saftey? This is one future lawsuit that I can see being credible when all theyd have to do is check the tanks for ammonia or flush them better before refueling. After all if the consumer was caught with the tank even after injury they could be convicted of possesion of a lab.


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