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State cuts meth lab cleanup funds

March 10, 2014

CHARLESTON, WV — Thanks to changes to West Virginia's crime victim compensation awards, property owners would no longer get paid by the state for the costs of cleaning up meth labs found on their property, according to The Herald-Dispatch.

The bill, if passed, would eliminate compensation for meth lab cleanup, the article stated.

According to the article, in the past, property owners could seek up to $10,000 in compensation if a meth lab was discovered on their land.

Due to a high number of meth labs across the state, the crime victims' compensation fund has been heavily depleted, falling from $60 million down to $2 million, the article noted.

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