Ongoing studies and monitoring of air, water and ground samples – that’s millions and millions of data points– is behind the overwhelming agreement among public health, environmental, energy, wildlife and scientific agencies that Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge poses no heightened radiation danger to humans or animals. This includes:
A 2017 joint agency study reports that average residual plutonium concentrations in the soil are only two percent of the danger level for humans.
A post-cleanup Centers for Disease Control study found that no public health concerns exist.
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment conducted three separate community cancer studies around Rocky Flats, two of them recently. Those studies found that cancer rates were no higher than other communities in the Metro Denver area.
The $10-billion environmental clean-up of the Rocky Flats plant site concluded more than 12 years ago. Today, environmental and health agencies, including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), continuously monitor the site – including the former buffer zone that now is Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge – to reiterate to folks that the area is perfectly safe for refuge visitors and nearby communities… Read More »
You may know that certain anti-development activist groups and their supporters are opposed to the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Now, some of them are using fear, misinformation, and publicity-generating lawsuits to stop the Refuge from ever opening to the public.
Some of these opponents argue that the Refuge represents a massive government-corporate conspiracy to cover-up the truth about dangerous levels of radiation they claim exists all over the Refuge and adjacent lands… Read More »