The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to open Rocky Flats for public recreation on Sept. 15. Push pause! There’s still plutonium there, and all it takes is a tiny particle that may cause cancer. Billions and billions of tiny alpha particles still exist at Rocky Flats, according to Dr. Harvey Nichols, a biologist and emeritus professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. During a hearing July 17 in U.S. District Court in Denver, Nichols testified that from 1952 to 1989, the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility deposited billions of particles of plutonium per acre onto the surrounding grasslands that now make up the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, according to an article in The Colorado Independent. Children are the most vulnerable of all beings to exposure to plutonium. A child is more likely than an adult to stir up dust, eat dirt or scrape a knee or an elbow, all ways of taking in plutonium. As Brittany Gutermuth of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center staff has written recently, “It would be a crime to take a child to Rocky Flats.”
Colorado Daily 26th July 2018 read more »
Trump’s bogus national security case to save failing power plants will cost consumers. For all the serious national security threats currently facing our country, it seems like a waste of time and resources to use a nearly 70-year-old defense law to rescue failing, outdated industries. Yet that is precisely what the Trump administration is planning to do.
USA Today 25th July 2018 read more »