3.31.2015

Time Machine Tuesday: The Rocky Flats Fires

The Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant experienced two large fires, in 1957 and 1969, that resulted in the release of plutonium contaminants into the environment.  In the 1990s the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
conducted public exposure studies on these events and other instances of potential public exposure.  These studies are available from our library, and those with links are also available online:
Cleanup after the 1969 fire.  Photo courtesy CDPHE.
In our library we have around 150 documents related to Rocky Flats, so the above is just a sampling.  Documents range from the 1990s CDPHE studies to the reports of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel and other citizen committees.  Also in our collection is a 1979 nuclear emergency plan.  For these and more resources search our web catalog.

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