Author: Rocky Flats Glows

Who is watching the watchers?

The Rocky Flats Stewardship Council has been set up to monitor and report on (watch) contamination levels coming out of the of former Nuclear Weapons Plant Site, turned Superfund site, turned Wildlife Refuge at Rocky Flats. This year so far they have reported a string of concerning events including the cracking and further deterioration of the “containment cap” over the most contaminated portions of the site, and elevated levels of plutonium and americium found in their water monitoring stations on the southeast side, the side closest to the new housing developments including Candelas.

We believe it’s important to watch the watchers and report on their findings, as we have found that what they find and report on largely goes unnoticed or travels only in academic circles and is not discussed with the common public.

To start, all of The Rocky Flats Stewardship Council findings are made public and are easily accessible. However, with no one noticing or raising alarms, the public continues to believe the site is “safe” while untold amounts of pollutants continue to weep into the surrounding areas and waters.

The July 2015 report has yet to  be posted to their site but we have it here, and it contains the most alarming information this year to date regarding the elevated plutonium and americium levels (Check Contact Record 2015-05 starting on the bottom of page 3.) Click here to view all of the contamination reports through June 2015.

Join us September 14th for their next meeting to ask about the raised levels of contaminants!
Click here for details on time and location and upcoming dates!

All of The Rocky Flats Stewardship Council meetings are public and concerned people are welcome to attend!


Oppose the Prescribed Burn at Rocky Flats- Monday Jan. 26, 2015

Meet us at 8:15am, Monday, January 26th, at 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, CO in the Mount Evans Meeting Room to oppose the prescribed burn on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. The Rocky Flats Stewardship Council is having a meeting at 8:30am with David Lucas, manager of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, from the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Many groups and activists are mobilizing to be heard and oppose the burn.

This is our opportunity as a community to voice our concerns and be a stand against the prescribed burn that is still scheduled for this coming April.

WE NEED YOU to come and let them know that planning such a burn is not responsible management of the land.  What is there on the wildlife refuge is unprecedented and treating as though it were any other park where plutonium was not onsite is absolutely outrageous. This doesn’t just impact the neighbors close by, this impacts all of Denver and anywhere the potential fallout may travel.

Get that if we don’t take a stand, no one else will. There is no one else, YOU are it!

If you can’t make the meeting- take a moment to write and call Senator Bennett and Congressman Perlmutter’s offices

For information about the meeting click here:
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Sign the Petition to Stop the Prescribed Burn at Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service must cancel the “prescribed burn” planned for the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in the Spring of 2015. Doing the burn will endanger public health by releasing plutonium particles into the atmosphere over the Denver Metro Area.