A Meth Lab: OH, MY GOD!
Sorry, but I think the story on this supposed meth lab that was found not far from my house in Eureka is a bunch of hype. The cops find it during a probation search, then claim it's so bad they have to call in help from out of the area to clean it up. Right.
It doesn't sound like there was much hazardous material there. If you look at the list of the items they found, most were just common household items, the exception being hydrochloric acid. The guy they arrested was living amongst the stuff unprotected, yet the police are shown in hazmat suits.
Not saying they shouldn't wear protection, but it seems to me it would be easy enough to dispose of most of that stuff. The small amount of toxic stuff could have been put in some sort of container and hauled off. Actual disposal might be a problem, but there didn't seem to be that much of it. Not that big of a deal the way I read the story.
Since they mentioned lack of funding for dealing with this sort of thing, I'm assuming this is more of a not- so- subtle plea to raise taxes?