Community Meets About Rocky Flats Safety Questions
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Community Meets About Rocky Flats Safety Questions

August 16, 2019


SUPPOSED TO CALL THE U.S. EMBASSY IMMEDIATELY. THERE IS A MAJOR UPDATE ON THE PROJECT TO REDEVELOP ROCKY FLATS. WE SPENT MONTHS SHOWING YOU THE DEBATE OVER HEALTH CONCERNS AT THE FORM ARE NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT. THERE ARE HOUSES NEARBY AND BIG PLANS FOR A WILDFIRE REFUGE AND PUBLIC RECREATION. THE COMMUNITY HAS HEARD A LOT FROM GOVERNMENT AGENTS WHO ASSURE THEM THE LAND IS SAFE. TONIGHT THEY HELD THEIR OWN MEETING WITHOUT THOSE OFFICIALS. JEFF TODD HAS DONE MUCH OF THE REPORTING ON THAT SITE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY. SOME PEOPLE DON’T TRUST WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS TELLING THEM. Reporter: THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAY THERE IS NO INCREASED CANCER RISK IF YOU WERE TO RECREATE OUT AT ROCKY FLATS. TONIGHT WE HEARD FROM AN FBI AGENT, FORMER EMPLOYEE, AND PROFESSOR WHO IS HAVE STUDIED ROCKY FLATS, MORE THAN 100 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, AND THEY SAY ROCKY FLATS WILL NEVER BE SAFE. NEW RESIDENTS ARE NOT WELL EDUCATED ON IT, THE CONTAMINATION THAT EXISTS OUT THERE. Reporter: KEN ZIEGLER WAS A SAFETY REP AT THE SITE WHEN IT WAS SHUT DOWN. HOW WAS YOUR HEALTH? I HAVE HAD COPD AND DESENSITIZATION. Reporter: HE SPOKE AT THE GRASSROOTS MEETING ABOUT THE PLUTONIUM STILL BURIED IN THE SITE. IT IS STILL LARGELY THERE. Reporter: HARVEY KNICKOLS HAS STUDIED SINCE 1974. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT KEARN RISK, A LAYANCY PERIOD FOR THE APPEARANCE OF HUMORS OF — LAYANCY PERIOD OF 15 TO 20 YEARS. LEVELS ARE WELL BELOW THE ACCEPTABLE LEVELS. MY EVIDENCE IS BASED ON YOUR STUFF THAT THERE ARE OVER 20 MILLION POTENTIALLY FATAL DOSES OF PLUTONIUM PER SQUARE MILE OUT THERE. Reporter: WE TALKED TO THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE AND THEY SAID WHAT WAS DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING WAS LIKELY NOTHING NEW AND THEY ARE STILL

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