La Junta Asbestos Site

La Junta, CO - Region VIII


Site Contact:

Todd DeGarmo

La Junta, CO 81050

Latitude: 37.9777000
Longitude: -103.5392000

Click here for an interactive Story Map that shows the response efforts conducted at the La Junta Asbestos Site.

Interactive Story Map

In 2018, EPA conducted a removal assessment on some partially collapsed burned and/or abandoned buildings and debris piles in the City. Three of the four buildings were residential houses and the fourth was a two story former commercial business. All four were abandoned by the owners and condemned by the City. Certified asbestos consultants were contracted by either the City or a property owner to determine if asbestos was present in the remains of the building materials. Sampling and laboratory analysis showed that friable asbestos was present in the remains of the buildings and debris piles.

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