2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 2 May 2003 15:20:05 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Residents at Lowry want input on asbestos
Residents at Lowry want input on asbestos
By Kristi Arellano, Denver Post Business Writer
May 2, 2003

Residents living at and near the former Lowry Air Force Base told
development and health officials that they want a say in determining how
the asbestos found near their homes will be tested for and removed.

Leaders from the Lowry Redevelopment Authority, the state health
department and the U.S. Air Force on Thursday evening addressed a public
meeting held to discuss the discovery of asbestos-containing materials
on the redevelopment site. The Colorado Department of Health and
Environment last Thursday halted excavation at Lowry because
asbestos-containing materials had been found on several lots where homes
were being built and on lots outside some occupied homes.

Residents who live in the area - generally bordered by East Eighth and
East 11th avenues and Quebec Street and Uinta Way - criticized the level
of communication about the issue and expressed concerns about potential
heath risks.

"My sons have played soccer on these lots for the last two months," said
Alex Wiseman, a physician who lives in the area where asbestos was

Wiseman said he had received a letter from his builder, MDC Holdings,
which builds under the Richmond American Homes label, indicating that
residents who had dogs would have a hay mat placed in their backyards
until their properties were tested and cleaned.

"I wouldn't have approved of this," Wiseman said. "The residents should
have a say in this."

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