Health physicist to examine Moffat County's indoor arena

Radioactivity, possible health risks to be investigated

Moffat County Administrative Services Director Debra Murray will update the County Commissioners on the search for a health physicist to examine the Indoor Arena during the board's regular meeting May 31.

"The need is based upon the report we received from a consultant concerning the health risk of the radioactive components of the arena," Murray said. "The health physicist will assess the risk, if there is any, of the building."

Rio Caromo, the organization that helped fund the arena and now leases the building, wants to be sure that any moves to replace the arena are justified, Murray said.

"They use the arena a lot, and they want to be sure there is a problem before the building has to be knocked down or something like that," she said.

The health physicist will be selected by Rio Caromo.

"My staff has some names, I've gotten some information from Web sites, and we're going to let the County Commissioners know where we are, and what's happening."

Murray said most of those qualified to be health physicists work for universities, so finding one during the summer is a good possibility.

"I hope we can have it done in the next couple of months, but I don't know for sure," Murray said.

The Board of County Commissioners meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Moffat County Courthouse.

In other business, the board will:

Discuss and review proposed changes to standard oil and gas leases.

Prepare the agenda for the June 11 quarterly meeting with Routt County.

Discuss Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado's refusal to have an audit done on its books.

Review options concerning the Armory building that Colorado Military Affairs has presented.

Visit the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

Discuss the Museum of Northwest Colorado's mineral interests with Dan Davidson.

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