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Is your home contaminated with methamphetamine?

Campbell said he did not know about the meth raid until after he moved in. Owner John Brumfield said he "replaced everything" as part of a thorough cleanup. In Pennsylvania, there are no state standar... read more

Cleaning up homes with meth labs growing industry

"You don't know how bad a house can be contaminated," Cochran said. Tens of thousands of houses have been used as meth labs the last decade and a cottage industry is developing around cleaning them up ... read more

Cost of meth cleanup can sneak up on homeowners, who get stuck with expenses

If the contamination is extensive, the cleanup goes to the other extreme: ripping out drywall. Rosentrater said this also has to happen if the walls were painted after they were contaminated with meth ... read more

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Failing at meth lab cleanup

Cleaning up ... meth. “We had one met lab last year in a garage of a residence, away from a house, and the people in the home weren’t aware that someone was using the garage to cook meth,” Hale said. ... read more


Meth Labs Discovered in Kanawha County, Two Homes Condemned

Instead, the condemnation notice means that no one can go inside the house for any reason until it has been tested by certified crews and cleaned up to rid the home of any lingering residue or contami... read more

New recycling guidelines aim to keep recycling stream clean

A single contaminated item among a load of otherwise clean recyclables will cause the entire load to end up in a landfill ... recycling businesses in the U.S. that haul recyclables from homes and busi... read more

Started At The Bottom, Now We’re Here

I meet former meth and heroin addicts, violent criminals, and even a man who tells me that he almost killed someone while attempting to rob their house on drugs. These men and women faced incarceratio... read more

One big meth: Jefferson family continues arbitration in cleanup case

They're waiting for a resolution to the question of who pays to clean the property ... most families will give up and go away. "It's not like that. That's not how it's going to go, for me," he said. " ... read more

Home Sweet... Meth Home? Indiana Family's Real Estate Nightmare

When Chris and Jenny Nugent bought their dream home in Indiana, they made sure to get the house inspected for mold and damaged pipes. But they never imagined they would also need to have the house tes... read more

Cleaning up homes with meth labs growing industry

Despite laws requiring landlords to disclose if meth had been made on a property, experts say such disclosures often don't happen ... areas contaminated homes have become "a huge problem." "You're hel... read more

Meth houses: Buyer beware

That residue has the potential to cause health problems no matter how it got there — and a positive test for meth ... clean up and testing has been completed." The Health Authority agrees, to a point, ... read more



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