Grand Junction, Colo. residents are concerned about asbestos contamination after a home exploded last year, forcing dozens of people to evacuate.
According to KREX-TV, Colorado Mesa University later bought the property and hired a company to clean up the site. An environmental company submitted a remediation plan to the state, but it was denied. A new plan is pending.
Mesa County sheriff’s officials say firefighters had been working with Xcel Energy at the site of a suspected natural gas leak when crews spotted a fire at a home that then exploded due to the gas inside. The fire spread to another home next door. The source of the asbestos was not identified.