Did the Town approve a waiver for the Front Range Landfill to accept possible asbestos debris?

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) is the entity that can issue these sort of waivers. Typically, only landfills with specific operations intended for asbestos mitigation are certified to accept that type of material. For this specific case, CDPHE issued a temporary waiver to Front Range Landfill for 60 days to accept debris from the Marshall Fire. The Town was consulted by CDPHE and ultimately supported the decision. 

To be clear, just because this waiver is in place, this does not guarantee that asbestos will indeed end up in the landfill. It is not clear how many, if any, of the homes that were damaged or destroyed in the Marshall Fire had any asbestos within them. This waiver allows for bringing this debris to the closest landfill, Erie, for expediting cleanup of the devastation, regardless of the presence of asbestos.

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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?