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Cancer cases prompt testing at Colorado college building

July 25, 2019

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado college is conducting environmental testing at a campus building where four university employees have been diagnosed with three different types of cancer.

The building is located at the Auraria Campus at Metropolitan State University.

According to a letter sent to staff Thursday by Auraria Higher Education Center CEO Colleen Walker and Metropolitan State University of Denver COO Larry Sampler, all four employees worked in the same immediate office area of the West Classroom.

Results of the independent testing of the work area are expected Aug. 8.

The letter noted that previous environmental testing in West Classroom for lead in the water and asbestos indicated no reason to doubt that the building is safe to occupy.

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