CLOSE ROCKY FLATS FOREVER
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has opened the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge for Public Recreation. It is an urgent matter of public health to keep Rocky Flats closed!
Contact Colorado Members of Congress and ask them to join a sign-on letter to USFWS and DOE Legacy Management opposing the opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is a former nuclear weapons production facility that created 70,000 plutonium pits. The facility was raided and shut down by the FBI in 1989 after many incidents that contaminated the local environment, including major fires in 1957 and 1969, 5,000 barrels of plutonium laden waste stored outdoors at the 903 area, and routine operations that released plutonium into the environment. Plutonium still contaminates the land and NO AMOUNT OF PLUTONIUM IS SAFE FOR LIVING BEINGS.
The construction and use of the proposed hiking and biking trails on Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge will disturb the soil, causing plutonium and other radioactive materials to be released into the air, endangering the health, safety and well-being of surrounding communities. There has not been adequate studies of the land and the proposed signage for the site does not disclose the history and current state of the land. We need to set a precedent to every Superfund site that development on former nuclear sites is not acceptable!
Seven school districts have banned field trips to the refuge, protecting nearly 300,000 children from plutonium contamination.
People living downwind from the site and former workers are already suffering the consequences from plutonium contamination in the form of rare cancers, kidney damage, and other illnesses. We must close Rocky Flats to avoid further contaminating our beloved community and wildlife.
For more information on the proposed Wildlife Refuge, the history of the site, and the threat to public health, click here.
Hold your elected officials accountable by asking them to take a stance for public health by opposing the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge for public recreation.
This campaign is sponsored by:
Rocky Flats Technical Group
Environmental Information Network
Kristen Iversen, Full Body Burden