Federal money to clean up meth labs across Kentucky is now gone.
More than half a million dollars in federal grants has been used up.
Now, State Police are looking for a contractor to help them dispose of those toxins.
Their agency will have to absorb the extra costs.
When law enforcement officials discover a meth lab, they say it has to be cleaned up because it is a public health hazard.
Everything has to be neutralized and overpacked," said Albert Hale with the Laurel County Emergency Management Agency. "All the chemicals removed."
Officials with the Drug Enforcement Agency say Congress is the only agency that can order additional funding.
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