Investigators Looking For Illegal Dumpers

Investigators want to know who dumped several barrels of flammable liquid in the Mesa County desert, one mile north of the airport.

Just after 10:30 Monday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department received a call from the BLM after it found the barrels.

Firefighters say it was polybudene, a chemical generally used in auto painting. The fire department says the liquid is only minimally toxic but is a fire hazard and an environmental hazard if it leaks.

"We're not taking any chances," said Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Mike Page. "We had the appropriate resources. If there was a spill we could contain it."

The BLM is investigating the case and says the culprits could be slapped with thousands of dollars in fines.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus