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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Jan
18
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 usually goes into Executive Session at the beginning of the meeting and the public must leave. At the December meeting, the public part of the meeting did not resume until 4 pm. So please attend, even if you must come late.

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

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Dec
21
3:00 PM15:00

Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) meeting

The next JPPHA board meeting is Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Arvada City Hall located at 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada 80002. The meeting room is on the third floor. Visit the website: https://www.jppha.org/ for information about this proposed high-speed private tollway that is planned to extend 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. A recent class action lawsuit settlement (Cook vs. Rockwell) ruled in favor of plaintiffs whose property values were adversely affected due to the contamination. The weapons-grade plutonium has a half life of almost 25,000 years and is still present in these neighborhoods and along the proposed route of this private highway. But since the tollway is a private project, no testing is required.

Please attend this meeting and learn more. Public comment is welcome.

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Oct
30
8:30 AM08:30

Rocky Flats Stewardship Council meeting

Join us at this meeting of the Department of Energy and local politicians.

ROCKY FLATS STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
P.O. Box 17670 (303) 412-1200
Boulder, CO 80308-0670 (303) 600-7773 (f)
www.rockyflatssc.org
Jefferson County ~ Boulder County ~ City and County of Broomfield ~ City of Arvada ~ City of Boulder
City of Golden ~ City of Northglenn ~ City of Thornton ~ City of Westminster ~ Town of Superior
League of Women Voters ~ Rocky Flats Cold War Museum ~ Rocky Flats Homesteaders

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Terminal Building, Mount Evans Room
11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, Colorado

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Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

The National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Workers gathering

From the FB event created by Rocky Flats Workers: It's time again for the observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Workers. We will be gathering at the City of Westminster, Armed Forces Tribute Garden. The event happens on October 28, 2017, kicking off at Noon. Please plan on attending this very patriotic event, honoring the men and women who worked at the Rocky Flats Plant doing such dangerous work to help fight and win the Cold War.

Plan to be there !

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting

Environmental Information Network (EIN) presenters will speak about Rocky Flats contamination, redistribution of contaminants, flawed monitoring, health risks of exposures then and now, and why it is vital to keep Rocky Flats closed to public access.

This will be followed by an overview of the Jefferson Parkway that is proposed by the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority or JPPHA. The head of the JPPHA stated at a recent meeting that there has been no testing, there will no testing, and no testing is required. This high-speed highway is planned to be built in areas contaminated by Rocky Flats.

 The red dotted line is the proposed Jefferson Parkway

The red dotted line is the proposed Jefferson Parkway

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Sep
11
8:30 AM08:30

Rocky Flats Stewardship Council Meeting

Join us at this meeting of the Department of Energy and local politicians.

ROCKY FLATS STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
P.O. Box 17670 (303) 412-1200
Boulder, CO 80308-0670 (303) 600-7773 (f)
www.rockyflatssc.org
Jefferson County ~ Boulder County ~ City and County of Broomfield ~ City of Arvada ~ City of Boulder
City of Golden ~ City of Northglenn ~ City of Thornton ~ City of Westminster ~ Town of Superior
League of Women Voters ~ Rocky Flats Cold War Museum ~ Rocky Flats Homesteaders

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Terminal Building, Mount Evans Room
11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, Colorado

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Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Flats Right to Know meeting

Share the Stories!

Trinity Presbyterian Church

7755 Vance Drive, Arvada, 80003

Pat Mellen, an attorney with the law office that filed the NEPA lawsuit to halt US Fish and Wildlife from commencing construction at Rocky Flats until FWS complies with federal law and provides updated sampling to prove the site is safe, will speak about the current status of the lawsuit. People will have time to share their stories and also learn about our upcoming Rocky Flats Rally at the State Capitol on Saturday, September 30th.

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Let the Scientists Speak!

Our one-year anniversary of Rocky Flats Right to Know will feature a panel of experts who will share their scientific knowledge about Rocky Flats, and they will answer questions. The scientists were not allowed to speak at the Fish and Wildlife meeting at the Arvada Center, so we will let them speak! LOCATION CHANGE for this meeting! Please join us at:
Arvada United Methodist Church
 6750 Carr Street, Arvada 80004

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