This image is from Google crisis maps. Notice the road closure between Rocky Flats and Standley lake where we saw very strong whitewater currents of rain rushing in the late morning of September 12– when the rains were just getting started for this storm. Soon thereafter the roads were closed, most probably because that same water was out of its irrigation channel and spilling over the road.
Notice the evacuation areas surrounding the area.
The little squiggly flooding water icons are also worrisome considering how much waste is buried there… What does this mean for all the buried plutonium in terms of runoff water (which could be contaminating city drinking water for Westminster & Broomfield)? What does it mean in terms of ground water? What does it mean in terms of contaminants being brought up to the surface?
Emergencies like this are exactly why Rocky Flats should be called what it is (nuclear burial ground) and not a “National Wildlife Refuge.” Over the course of this sites life, it may see many more floods, and it could see droughts, tornadoes, dustbowls and more. Who is monitoring these situations for public safety and national security? Certainly not US Fish & Wildlife…