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Posts Tagged ‘hazardous waste’

The Atlantic | A September 11th Catastrophe You’ve Probably Never Heard About

The Atlantic | A September 11th Catastrophe You’ve Probably Never Heard About

An interior view of the plutonium processing facility at Rocky Flats. (Library of Congress) "On September 11, 1957, 55 years ago tomorrow, a national catastrophe was unfolding, one you likely have never heard about before. At the Rocky Flats [...]

Boulder Weekly | Valmont Butte’s got a dam problem, among others

Boulder Weekly | Valmont Butte’s got a dam problem, among others

"he failure to define the Allied butte site to include its entire operation has made it possible for the city, the EPA, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the county, and Public Service to pretend that the public has [...]

Boulder Weekly | How Reagan and the largest EPA scandal in history may explain why Valmont Butte is still contaminated

Boulder Weekly | How Reagan and the largest EPA scandal in history may explain why Valmont Butte is still contaminated

"After the EPA’s assessment and inspection of Allied’s Valmont Butte site in 1982, the agency controlled by Burford, Lavelle and their like-minded Reagan appointees scored the contaminated site at 27.8 points on the HRS and labeled it for “no [...]

Plutonium & the Jefferson Parkway: Report on recent soil sampling at Rocky Flats

Plutonium & the Jefferson Parkway:  Report on recent soil sampling at Rocky Flats

Would building the Jefferson Parkway along the contaminated eastern or Indiana St. edge of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge endanger public health by stirring up clouds of plutonium-laden dust? The Superfund “cleanup” completed in 2005 [...]

Boulder Weekly | Valmont cemetery families say city in danger of digging up human remains

Boulder Weekly | Valmont cemetery families say city in danger of digging up human remains

"One of the key elements that will ultimately determine how many millions of dollars will be spent cleaning up contamination that originated from milling operations once located on the City of Boulder’s 103-acre Valmont Butte property is whether [...]

Boulder Weekly | The Ghosts of Valmont Butte

Boulder Weekly | The Ghosts of Valmont Butte

"Ever since the city of Boulder purchased its Valmont Butte property, city taxpayers have been picking up the tab to pay for the environmental sins committed by more than a century’s worth of long-departed users at the site. And that tab may be [...]