Ratekin Resident Voices Safety & Health Concerns

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – One Ratekin Tower resident is speaking out about safety and health concerns stemming from the recent discovery of meth contamination throughout the building.

The resident of more than two decades said, “When I moved in you had to have a complete background check, they checked all of the places you lived to see if you had any problems in that area but they obviously don’t do it anymore.”

In October, the Grand Junction Housing Authority announced 14 units have tested positive for meth contamination. Seven with low levels and seven that might suggest meth use.

The anonymous resident was informed their unit is one that tested positive for low levels, “She told me on the phone that I had tested for a trace, well I don’t know how I’d get a trace unless it come under the door.”

On top of health concerns, she’s worried about her safety, “I don’t know whether meth is smoked, injected, or how, all I know about meth is what I’ve seen on television and places, but it’s scary, I do know it blows up.”

The Grand Junction Housing Authority said in a statement, “We remain in contact with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Mesa County Health Department. Everything we are doing is with the health and safety of the residents as the top priority.”

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