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Posts Tagged ‘Rocky Flats’

Rocky Flats and the Risk Society

Rocky Flats and the Risk Society

In 1992, German social analyst Ulrich Beck offered a compelling critique of modern industrial society with his book Risk Society. As articulated by Beck, a “risk society” is one in which risks Are readily produced by human action, Are [...]

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 [...]

Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway

Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway

The June-July Arvada Report carried an unsigned article titled “Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway ­ Is it safe?” The article says, yes, it’s “safe.” But “safe” for whom? Certainly not for the most vulnerable among us for at least [...]

Jefferson Parkway Meets Opposition from JeffCo League of Women Voters

Jefferson Parkway Meets Opposition from JeffCo League of Women Voters

The proposed Jefferson Parkway does not meet smart 21st century sustainable transportation goals, according to the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County. The League opposes the proposed private toll road on many levels. It fails our tests for [...]

Parkway Proponents Pushing for Super Eminent Domain

Parkway Proponents Pushing for Super Eminent Domain

Below is the text of both the Mayor of Golden's remarks and those of a Golden Councilperson regarding a proposed bill in the Colorado legislature that would establish a "Beltway Completion Authority," with new governmental powers of "super eminent [...]

From Fukushima to Rocky Flats

From Fukushima to Rocky Flats

A massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, triggered the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Shortly thereafter the New York Times produced this map below showing how radioactive materials released from [...]

Citizens Seek Air Sampling at Parkway Site

Citizens Seek Air Sampling at Parkway Site

On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, local citizens asked elected officials of the cities most affected to request that EPA and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment test airborne dust for its radioactive content in the area at Rocky [...]

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 [...]

Plutonium and the Jefferson Parkway: Another Look

Plutonium and the Jefferson Parkway:  Another Look

In an article published in the Blue Line a few days ago, I reported incorrect results from citizen sampling for plutonium in soil in the area at Rocky Flats proposed for construction of the Jefferson Parkway.  The sampling effort was initiated by [...]

Jefferson Parkway Inches Closer to Reality

Jefferson Parkway Inches Closer to Reality

It's been quite a week on the Jefferson Parkway front. Consider: Fish & Wildlife clears the way for the Jefferson Parkway Deciding against an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Parkway/land-transfer matter, FWS (Fish and Wildlife) [...]

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