Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

What's the Buzz about Rocky Flats and a Bit of Plutonium - Rocky Flats Right to Know event

All are welcome; no one turned away at the door! Hear from genuine experts, including Jon Lipsky, Michael Ketterer, Randy Stafford, Paula Elofson-Gardine, and Dr. Sasha Stiles. Bring your questions.

Trinity Presbyterian Church 7755 Vance Drive Arvada 80003

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Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Rocky Flats Film Series continues

Arvada Library 7525 W. 57th Avenue Arvada 80002

Get your free tickets here. Limited seating:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-flats-film-series-continues-tickets-65327740029

Filmmaker Nancy Wolfe will present a teaser of her upcoming film, "Rocky Flats." She is looking for additional funding to finish her film.

ROCKY FLATS was selected for “fiscal sponsorship” by Women Make Movies, an organization that champions women filmmakers and their stories. To make a tax-deductible contribution, you may donate to the project via our fiscal sponsor Women Make Movies.

Established in 1972, Women Make Movies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts organization registered with the New York Charities Bureau of New York State. As the fiscal sponsor, WMM accepts donations or grants on behalf of the filmmaker and takes the responsibility of administering the funds received in support of the development and completion of the film.

https://www.wmm.com/sponsored-project/rocky-flats/

In addition, we will view short films about Rocky Flats by Larry Borowsky, Erik Sween, and Jeff Gipe.

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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Broomfield Council meeting

ACTION ALERT: Stop $2.5 million for the Jefferson Parkway


It is likely that Broomfield City Council will hold a public hearing and vote on July 23rd regarding $2.5 million in funding for the Jefferson Parkway. Please mark this date on the calendar and stay tuned for when the agenda is posted online.


Broomfield City Council July 23rd

When: Tuesday July 23rd, 6:00 PM

Where: George Di Ciero City and County Building 1 DesCombes Drive Broomfield, CO


The Broomfield City Council reviewed the Jefferson Parkway at their study session on 6/18/19. It was clear by the attendance at the meeting and emails to the Council that the vast majority of the community is opposed to the Jefferson Parkway project. Video from the study session is available at this link beginning at 2:43.


ACTION ALERT: Please make public comment to Broomfield City Council - thank them for hearing the community and taking the time to study this important public health issue. Encourage them to NOT provide any more funding to the Jefferson Parkway project.


Additional info available at this link


if you're unavailable to attend the meeting, please email the Broomfield City Council at: council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org

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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know event

Rocky Flats Right to Know hosts monthly events. The June Event will be a panel discussion featuring Pat Mellen, Chris Allred, and Brittany Gutermuth. Panelists will discuss the work of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability; go over current issues and legislation on nuclear weapons and waste; and share insights from recent meetings with Colorado Congresspeople and Department of Energy Legacy Management from the 2019 DC Days Conference and Lobbying Event.

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Jane Jacobs was successful in stopping a highway through New York City in the 1960s. It’s not too late to stop highway projects here now. Come see this inspirational film and stay for the panel discussion following. We must stop the Jefferson Parkway through Rocky Flats contaminated dirt, and we must Ditch the I-70 Ditch!

Oriental Theater 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Doors open at 1 pm

Film at 2 pm

Panel Discussion following the film

Free event, but donations gratefully accepted at the door.

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Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Broomfield Council study session

The Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) has asked Broomfield for an extra $2.5 million dollars. Many citizens have voiced their opposition to taxpayer money going toward a private tollway through dirt highly contaminated with Plutonium from the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.

Broomfield will have a study session to learn more about the subject. The study session is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken.

PLEASE confirm the date before attending, as Broomfield Council might reschedule.

http://broomfield.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=6

Watch the Study Session here: http://broomfield.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=1508&meta_id=50429&fbclid=IwAR3a5CHaDb3w_CHgvAa7wA7wFN8cWjEHbhVb_PJJox0Tde0qZobGOor4Ldg

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Rocky Flats Film Series continues

The Rocky Flats Film Series continues with a showing of "Decision at Rocky Flats: A Question of Trespass." This real footage of the November 1978 trial at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Golden includes some of the foremost experts testifying about contamination at Rocky Flats in defense of the nuclear weapons abolitionists who blocked a railroad spur used by the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory outside of Denver, Colorado. The film features excerpts from the testimony of several defendants and internationally respected radiation and public health experts, including Dr. Alice Stewart, Dr. Carl Johnson, and Dr. John Cobb.

Get your free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-flats-film-series-tickets-61554181213

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know Event

Dr. LeRoy Moore will speak about his new, hot-off-the-press book, Plutonium & People Don't Mix. A book signing will follow. Light refreshments will be served. Come meet this remarkable man, who has devoted his life to protecting the health and lives of all who have been impacted by Rocky Flats.

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Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

RFR2K hosts Rocky Flats Film Series Kick-Off

Inaugural Event!

This is the first of a series of film showings regarding Rocky Flats. "On the Tracks" by Erik Sween will be shown, along with one or two other short films. Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-flats-film-series-tickets-58606185679 The series will culminate in showings of two new films which will be released next summer or fall. One is the film based on Kristen Iversen's award-winning book, Full Body Burden, Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. The other is Jeff Gipe's film, The Half-Life of Memory. Jeff Gipe is the creator of the Cold-War Horse which is on the south side of Hwy 72 west of Indiana.

Free event, but tickets required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-flats-film-series-tickets-58606185679

Free event, but tickets required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-flats-film-series-tickets-58606185679

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting

Environmental Information Network (EIN), Inc. is giving a presentation of the Marcus F. Church v. United States of America, Dow Chemical Company, Rockwell International Corporation Pre-Trial Statement plaintiff file for Rocky Flats Right to Know February meeting. Everything EIN states is their opinion after researching and working on these issues for over 30 years.

This is the land that the Church family wanted to subdivide for a housing development. At the time, one of the Jefferson County Commissioners asked the head of the Jefferson County Health Department, Dr. Carl Johnson, his opinion. Dr. Johnson did a little investigation and his answer was because of the contamination, “No.”

One Jeffco Commissioner happened to own some “investment” property that he wanted to develop. In EIN's opinion, the “developers” and the County Commissioners bided their time and “got a couple of their own” into the Commissioners fold. One of which was Mr. Newman who owned a chemical company just south of Rocky Flats (RF) that by the way was doing work for R.F. How convenient!

The crux of the Church Lawsuit was that the Department of Energy (DoE) and Dow Chemical and Rockwell International had contaminated the ranch land so badly that the County would not allow them to zone the property for subdividing, leaving the Church –McKay family with worthless property due to no fault of their own.

So Marcus F. Church found himself an attorney and sued the U.S. Government and got $9 Million in the end because his land had been so badly contaminated with Pu and Am. Then they turned around and said the property was “below” the Colorado State Standard for Plutonium (Pu) in the soil and it was below that standard. We will talk about the efforts it took to get that Pu tilled into the soil so that could be accomplished.

In the meantime the DoE paid for the Colorado Dept. of Health to do a Dose Reconstruction Project and put together a “Health Advisory Panel (HAP)” to do it. It was during the 9 -10 years of meetings that Paula Elofson-Gardine and Susan Elofson-Hurst attended and participated in these meetings along with Mr. James Stone, Dr. William Kemper, Mr. Gregory K. Marsh, Dr. Gale Biggs, who were part of the Rocky Flats Cleanup Commission with them. This is where the CDH came up with the idea of “revisiting” the Pu Soil Standard by organizing a Citizens Sampling Subcommittee for it. This was from the brains of the DoE, CDH and developers, NOT the citizens that attended the meetings as CDH’s Dr. Norma Morin claimed.

Getting the Pu in the Soil Standard raised from .02 d/p/m to that of 2.0 d/p/m is what the new standard was changed to – which took the Rocky Flats Cleanup Commission to be disbanded in favor of the CAB which was headed up by compromised R.F. workers, economic developer interests and “go alongers” to get this done without the usual dissenting voices of reason there to say – this isn’t right. You don’t make a soil standard that is based on what is in the soil; you make it based on human health!! As a matter of fact, the soil from the S.E. Corner of the R.F.P. was used to calibrate equipment. EIN will tell you why the Environmental Measurements Laboratory took Rocky Flats off the International monitoring site.

EIN will tell the story about how the Department of Energy, Colorado Department of Health (CDH), EPA, Jefferson County, the Cities of Broomfield and Westminster were signatory to the Settlement Agreement that allowed the Church-McKay family to “leverage” these entities to allow for Candelas to break ground of some of the most contaminated land around – if you don’t count Hanford which has 600 miles of a Buffer Zone.

· What happened to the PM-10 Air Monitors that were supposed to monitor the Pu and Am in the soil and air during and after construction? Remember the COMRAD program?
· What happened after a Chromic Acid Bath was “accidentally” left on during a weekend that left hundreds of gallons pooled in the environment?
· EPA stated that no contamination went “beyond the fences” at Rocky Flats?
· How and why the “Unholy Alliance” of CDH, DoE, EPA, Jeffco allowed construction East and South of the R.F. property.
· WHY was the uncharacterized R.F. Buffer Zone turned into a National Nuclear Wildlife Reserve? The story you won’t want to miss!
· How was Standley Lake taken off the Super Fund List with no cleanup!

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting

Dr. Michael Ketterer, forensic chemist, will speak about the work being done to distinguish Rocky Flats plutonium from background plutonium, both in human tissues and in the soil around Rocky Flats. Pat Mellen will also speak about the petition to open the sealed evidence from the Grand Jury Investigation into Rocky Flats of 1989-1992.

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting

Share the Stories

An opportunity to share. This meeting will not be recorded.

Trinity Presbyterian Church 7755 Vance Drive, Arvada 80003

We are adding a fun and ghoulish aspect to this pre-Halloween meeting. Stan Yan will present his graphic book, Regret, and might also draw your Zombicature! (This part of the meeting may be recorded).

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Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Protest the opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge

There has been no testing of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge since 2004. Some areas have never been tested. Former workers warn us of buried nuclear waste on the Refuge, which was the buffer zone for the nuclear weapons plant (the triggers for all the nuclear weapons in the United States arsenal were made there). The "cleanup" was of the plant site itself, which remains a nuclear Superfund site. There was no cleanup of the Refuge. This is immoral and unjust and will impact human health over the coming years. The problem is radioactivity, not radiation. The plutonium can't be detected with a Geiger counter.

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Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting

Kristen Iversen, author of Full Body Burden, Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, will speak and sign books.

If you already own a copy of Full Body Burden, bring it for Kristen to sign. And then buy a copy for a friend to thank B&N for hosting this event! With the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge slated to open September 15th, we must spread the knowledge that there was no cleanup of those grounds and no testing since 2004. The Refuge surrounds an active Nuclear Superfund Site with many full-time employees working there to monitor and contain residual contamination

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Jun
28
3:00 PM15:00

Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority Board meeting

This is the board meeting of the JPPHA

Public comment is taken. Please attend. $6 million of our money has been spent over the past 10 years ($2 million each Arvada, Jefferson County, and City and County of Broomfield) toward building a private tollroad that would disturb contaminated dirt east of the former Rocky Flats plant along Indiana.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting: Call to Action

Join us June 27th  to hear from Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice members about their recent "DC Days" trip, which included meetings with Colorado representatives, Department of Energy Representatives, and US Fish and Wildlife. Learn where those representatives stand on opening the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, and how you can take action to help us keep it closed.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

7755 Vance Drive Arvada 80003

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May
17
3:30 PM15:30

Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority meeting

Please attend the Board meeting of the JPPHA at Arvada City Hall. They will start with Executive Session at 3 pm, and the public meeting will follow.

https://www.jppha.org/

Millions of dollars of taxpayer's money have been spent, and spending continues on this proposed tollway that would disturb the contaminated dirt along Indiana Street east of the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting

What the Studies Say

Randy Stafford will present a review of a dozen studies of offsite soil contamination around Rocky Flats that all show plutonium concentrations of hundreds of times background radiation, and he will present a review of the precious few public health studies conducted over the course of Rocky Flats history, showing greater cancer incidence in the downwind population. Randy has researched, collected, and compiled this information over this past year. To obtain copies of these studies, Randy has made FOIA requests of the Department of Energy, visited the Federal Records Center in Broomfield, the District Court clerk’s office in downtown Denver (to review documents from lawsuits against Rocky Flats), spent two weeks combing through the CU library’s special collections of files donated by Drs. Ed Martell, Carl Johnson, John Cobb, and LeRoy Moore, and obtained rare documents from those sources and from Paula Elofson-Gardine of Environmental Information Network. The conclusions of these studies are as consistent as they are damning: there IS offsite plutonium contamination from Rocky Flats, and there IS higher cancer incidence in the downwind population.

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Mar
15
3:00 PM15:00

Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority Board Meeting

The proposed Jefferson Parkway is high-speed private tollway that extends across Arvada from Broomfield to Hwy 93. Opponents raise concerns about a highway being built through Rocky Flats weapons-grade plutonium contamination east of the former nuclear weapons plant. Please attend this meeting for more information and an opportunity for public comment. Millions of dollars of taxpayer money have already been spent on this project, but no testing has been done along Indiana since the floods of 2013. Adequate testing must be done before this project goes forward. The board went into Executive Session at the end of January's meeting. The public is not allowed to attend the Executive Session part of the meeting.

Newspaper articles of interest:

 

http://www.govtech.com/fs/infrastructure/AV-Lanes-Could-Play-into-Colorados-Traffic-Reduction-Plans.html

https://www.denverpost.com/2014/04/08/planning-for-jefferson-parkway-still-pulling-in-municipal-dollars/

 

Arvada City Hall, Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Rd. Arvada, 80002

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All My Sons by Arthur Miller at the Arvada Center
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

All My Sons by Arthur Miller at the Arvada Center

PLAY AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Lynne Collins, director of All My Sons, will tie the play together with Rocky Flats issues. Rocky Flats panelists include David Snow, PhD, Pat Mellen, Ted Ziegler and LeRoy Moore, PhD.
Contact Manuel Gomez, 720-898-7273, at the Arvada Center for the Rocky Flats Right to Know group ticket price of $25. Major credit cards accepted except AMEX. Limited seats are available, so if you plan to attend the play, please buy your tickets by February 11th. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting

Our February meeting will feature Sasha Stiles, MD, who is working to safeguard the health of residents in our Downwind population from past and future offsite contamination from Rocky Flats. She will give a short talk: a physician's take on the science of one specific cancer known to be radiosensitive, then open the meeting up to discussions of personal experiences and how to present this information successfully to vulnerable populations: real estate, residents in Candeles, CDPHE, and schools.

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Feb
15
3:00 PM15:00

Cancelled! Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority meeting

The proposed Jefferson Parkway is high-speed private tollway that extends across Arvada from Broomfield to Hwy 93. Opponents raise concerns about a highway being built through Rocky Flats weapons-grade plutonium contamination east of the former nuclear weapons plant. Please attend this meeting for more information and an opportunity for public comment. Millions of dollars of taxpayer money have already been spent on this project, but no testing has been done along Indiana since the floods of 2013. Adequate testing must be done before this project goes forward. The board went into Executive Session at the end of January's meeting. The public is not allowed to attend the Executive Session part of the meeting.

Newspaper articles of interest:

 

http://www.govtech.com/fs/infrastructure/AV-Lanes-Could-Play-into-Colorados-Traffic-Reduction-Plans.html

https://www.denverpost.com/2014/04/08/planning-for-jefferson-parkway-still-pulling-in-municipal-dollars/

 

Arvada City Hall, Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Rd. Arvada, 80002

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