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Toxic Suburbia: Fantastic Rocky Flats Vistas, Plutonium Breezes

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From the Colorado Independent:
Toxic Suburbia: Fantastic Rocky Flats vistas, plutonium breezes
It’s an affordable, eco-subdivision. It’s located next to a nuclear waste site.
by Nicolene Durham January 03, 2014 Environment/Energy
Solar-paneled street lamps line roads for future residential development near Rocky Flats by Nicolene Durham
ARVADA, Colo. – There’s a Spielberg-like quality to the Candelas subdivision rising in the foothills here. It’s a suburban paradise that comes with wide-open views, solar panels and sustainability farm credits, but also with the radioactive vestiges of nuclear weapons manufacturing that critics say pose a lingering threat of illness and death.

It’s located between Golden and Boulder, just 15 miles from Denver. It’s also a mile south of the site of the Rocky Flats weapons plant that operated from the 1952 until 1992. Cold War government staffers working in a cluster of office and warehouse buildings made the plutonium triggers embedded in an arsenal of nuclear weapons that could have incinerated all of the Soviet Union and…

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June 26, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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