Meth contamination at Ratekin Tower on Main Street

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GRAND JUNCTION– Methamphetamine contamination has hit the Ratekin Tower apartment building on Main Street.

Four apartments recently tested positive for meth residue.

We spoke with Scott Aker, the chief operating officer of the Grand Junction housing authority.

He confirmed to us that there is a contamination in the building, and wants to clarify that postings did go out to residents in the building.

Testing started about 7 weeks ago by a state-certified company.

After four units tested positive for methamphetamine, they went on to test the hallways and commons areas as well.

The tests found low levels in the halls and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says those areas are allowed to stay open but need to have plastic covers put down because methamphetamine residue is not airborne.

Testing within the building is still underway.

When officials know all the areas that need to be cleaned up, state-certified remediation teams will fix all damage in the now vacated rooms.

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