FEMA lets 85 million pounds of Katrina ice melt

Nearly 85 million pounds of ice is down the drain.

FEMA is getting rid of all ice it's had in storage since it apparently overbought to help victims of hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

Since that ice never made it to those victims, the contractor has been storing ice for FEMA for the last two years, costing the federal government millions.

Although ice has no official shelf life or expiration, FEMA says it has to consider the health risks of ice that's now been stored for more than two years.