2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: petestrauss1@attbi.com
Date: 25 Apr 2003 20:21:59 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] Asbestos snags Lowry

This discovery points out some potential problems at  former landfills
or areas where construction debris was dumped that are being
redeveloped.  Any area that was in operation prior to the mid 1970's
should be tested for asbestos, especially if it is being redeveloped for
residential use.

Second,  as far as I know, the Lowry LRA was one of the first to
privatize the cleanup of the site.  I do not know the full arrangements
of how this worked and would be interested to know some of the details.
In addition, how was contingency treated in the contract?  Who is going
to be held responsible for the extra cleanup?

Peter Strauss

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Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 6:52 AM
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Asbestos snags Lowry

> Colorado
> Asbestos snags Lowry
> Excavation for new homes halted after discovery in soil at former
> base
> By Kristi Arellano and Jim Kirksey, Denver Post Staff Writers
> April 25, 2003
> The state health department Thursday stopped excavation work at the
> Lowry redevelopment site following the discovery of asbestos in the
> soil.
> Builders found fragments containing asbestos, including steam
> water pipes and insulating materials, as they were digging
> for new homes at the former Air Force base.
> The material has also been found in the yards of at least two
> homes.
> The asbestos is believed to have come from a hospital complex of
some 20
> buildings that were demolished in two phases from 1959 to 1968 and
> through 1979.
> Officials said they were unaware that the complex had been
demolished or
> that fragments had remained in the soil.
> This article can be viewed at:
> http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~1349177,00.html
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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