Why would homes potentially have asbestos in them?

Building materials (siding, flooring, etc.) leading up to the 1970's included asbestos, partly due to its resistance to fire. As health issues related to asbestos became more known this practice of using asbestos in building materials was mostly halted in the 1980's.

Some homes built before the '80s have had asbestos mitigation measures taken, some have not. At this point, it is unknown how many (if any) of the homes in the Marshall Fire had asbestos in their building materials.

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1. Did the Town approve a waiver for the Front Range Landfill to accept possible asbestos debris?
2. Who was it at the Town of Erie who was authorized to consent to the asbestos waiver?
3. Does the Town of Erie have any ability to review the terms of the waiver?
4. What if I still have more questions?
5. Why can't this debris go to another landfill?
6. Am I at immediate risk from possible asbestos?
7. What is asbestos?
8. Why would homes potentially have asbestos in them?
9. How will this debris be transported to the Front Range Landfill?
10. Does the Town have an air quality monitoring system in place to detect particulates in and around the landfill?
11. How do we know the Front Range Landfill will follow the requirements in the waiver?
12. Can the Town require any additional measures from Front Range Landfill in handling this debris?
13. Does the Town make a profit of taking these loads of debris?
14. What fees are collected by the Front Range Landfill?
15. How else can I help those affected by the Marshall Fire?