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War On Meth Gets Funding

Last updated on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

(UNDATED) - The war on methamphetamine has gotten some support from Congress - millions of dollars to clean up the toxic waste generated by clandestine meth labs.

President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging appropriations bill Friday that included the restoration of $12.5 million for meth lab cleanup.

Funding for meth lab cleanups through the Community Oriented Policing Services program ran out in February and was not renewed.The program provided $19.2 million for meth lab cleanup in 2010.

The result this year was devastating for some parts of the U.S. hit hard by meth. Without the federal cleanup money, many police and sheriff's department were forced to not seek out labs they couldn't afford to clean up.

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