(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The federal Office of Management and Budget approved shifting ten (m) million dollars today to help fund
methamphetamine lab cleanup in Oklahoma and other states.
The funds were shifted from five other Justice Department programs.
The money will be used by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to continue reimbursing state and local authorities for removal of
toxic wastes recovered from meth labs.
Oklahoma ranks third nationally in the number of meth labs uncovered.
The Senate and House appropriations committees need to approve the move.
Senator Jim Inhofe says the money could be available as early as next week. Inhofe says the additional funding will avert financial
emergencies in communities statewide.