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Boulder, Colorado

Located in the northern part of central Colorado where the Rocky Mountains meet the plains, and comprising over 25 square miles, Boulder is one of the most geologically and historically rich cities in the West. Originally settled as Boulder City by gold prospectors in 1858, the town was properly incorporated 13 years later in 1878 and now boasts a population of about 100,000, making it the 11th-largest city in Colorado. Boulder was the location of Colorado's first state university in 1877, and - as The University of Colorado at Boulder is bigger than ever today - it remains a thriving university town. Forbes.com lists Boulder as the #1 Most Educated City in America, and Boulder is also the #2 Healthiest Town in the US, according to Men's Health magazine.

Railroad service first arrived in Boulder in 1873, with tracks leading to Denver and Golden. But by 1905 the economy faltered, at which time Boulder turned to tourism to revive its fiscal fortunes. Chautauqua had been established in 1898 as a premiere nexus for vacationers, family retreats, nature, culture and music. Chautauqua Park sits at the base of the picturesque foothills, and anchors an open space preservation of over 50,000 acres. This was a strategy that paid off until World War II, when tourism naturally declined. But the university population continued to grow, especially with the U.S. Navy's Japanese language school located at The University of Colorado. Mining, not just of gold, but of coal and silver too, also provided the bulk of the city's economy through the middle of the 20th century, but began to lose its impetus in the 1940s, as Boulder sought to overhaul its industry to a cleaner source of fuel.

From the fifties through the seventies, Boulder flourished with big business enterprises such as IBM (International Business Machines) and Ball Aerospace (a subsidiary of Ball Corporation), and - thanks in part to a freshly-paved Boulder-Denver turnpike - the population grew from twenty thousand to fifty thousand residents. Of course, with burgeoning business came increasing amounts of workspaces in which a danger of asbestos inhalation occurred. And with an expanding population, there naturally were increased power and utility needs as well.

Sadly, even the cleaner kinds of energy producers, such as that produced by Valmont Station, for example, are rife with risks for asbestos exposure. Many of the schools constructed from the early through late 1900s similarly posed asbestos risks. Such exposure in the workplace has been an enduring problem in Boulder particularly in these power plants and schools, where use of asbestos-containing products was common. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos in Boulder, you may be at risk of developing an asbestos cancer known as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Boulder are detailed at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Boulder

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Boulder where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Atmospheric Research Center
  • Boulder High School
  • Boulder Metal Products
  • Boulder Rolling Mills Company
  • D & S Mechanical
  • Dietrich Standard
  • International Business Machines
  • Public Service Colorado
  • Public Service Company of Colorado
  • Steam Plant
  • University of Colorado
  • Valmont Powerhouse

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Boulder, Colorado

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Boulder, Colorado. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


Mesothelioma Clinic
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Distance: 29.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Boulder, Colorado

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Boulder, Colorado. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Robert C. Doebele
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Clinic
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Distance: 29.5 miles

Dr. D. Ross Camidge
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Clinic
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Distance: 29.5 miles

Dr. W. Thomas Purcell
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Clinic
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Distance: 29.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Boulder, Colorado

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Colorado, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Colorado

Former Montezuma-Cortez High School Seeks Public Input On Its Future

A Colorado high school is seeking the public's opinion on the future of its building—all four options involve removing asbestos.

Asbestos Discovered At Denver VA Medical Center

Industrial hygienist finds asbestos in a Denver VA Medical Center building's stairwell and overhead spaces.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

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