"EPA Releases Meth Lab Cleanup Guidelines"

"Federal officials this week offered the first national blueprint on how to clean up methamphetamine labs — prompting state health experts to consider changes to their policies.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spent $1.75 million over two years to draft the document outlining ways to decontaminate everything from carpeting to plumbing to clothing in buildings that formerly held meth labs.

About 20 states require that meth labs be cleaned before families can move in. Missouri and Illinois do not. "

Christine Byers reports for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch October 8, 2009.

Friday, October 9, 2009