A former Army facility in Colorado that is now a hunting and camping site has been shut down after the area was found to contain dangerous levels of asbestos.
According to CBS Denver, Camp Hale served as an Army facility before World War II before transitioning to the U.S. Forest Service in the 1960s. The area eventually became a popular campground for locals, and was continually cleaned up in attempts to rid the site of dangerous chemicals and fibers like asbestos.
However, following the recent discovery of even more asbestos that could pose a public safety risk, U.S. Forest Service officials made the decision to shut down the park to make sure no asbestos exposure occurred.
“One of the reasons we wanted to get public information out is because rifle season starts (Saturday) and there are a lot of people who will be arriving in order to hunt in those units in the hillside adjacent to Camp Hale,” said Dave Neely of the U.S. Forest Service.
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