Ohio: The Cuyahoga Falls City Council is passing the cost of hauling away meth lab chemicals on to property owners, who are already required to pay thousands of dollars, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars, to decontaminate their property. According to Police Chief Tom Pozza, property owners are Tlikely to get billed somewhere between $1,000 to $2,000 bill to have the chemicals and equipment processed and removed from their property. One the initial cleanup has been done, those property owners can then hire someone to perform the decontamination process.
he City of Cuyahoga paid $16,000 to a private contractor to haul away meth labs between July and September of this year, according to Ohio.com. Police Chief Tom Pozza, a supporter of the ordinance, feels that the high cost of removing the chemicals and equipment from a meth lab belongs to the property owner, not to the community. Landlords, who opposed the ordinance, feel the new rules will place an unfair financial burden on them.
Mace, Gina. “Cuyahoga Falls Property Owners to Pay for Meth Lab Cleanups – Local News.” Ohio. Com. 29 Oct. 2011. Web. 30 Oct. 2011.