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CLEANING METH HOMES
Growing cottage industry on cleaning meth homes, but many not cleaned, limited oversight
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 27, 2013 11:23 AM EST
Tens of thousands of houses around the country have been used as clandestine methamphetamine labs the last decade, and a cottage industry is developing around cleaning them up.
In real life, industrial hygienists and cleanup contractors deal with a property when a batch explodes or police raid an operation and shut it down.
However, there is little oversight of the growing industry in most states, opening the door for potential malfeasance. And some homeowners are reluctant to pay thousands of dollars to make a property safe, so many houses don't get cleaned for years.