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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:52 PM

Jared Polis to feds: Constituents want Saturday's Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge opening delay

Source: The Denver Post


Polis, who is running for governor, stopped short of asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop Saturday’s ceremony
By ANNA STAVER | astaver@denverpost.com | The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: September 13, 2018 at 6:16 pm | UPDATED: September 13, 2018 at 6:17 pm

As federal officials finalize details for Saturday’s controversial opening of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, sent a letter Thursday asking them to conduct more testing and noting many of his constituents want to postpone the opening.

“Unanticipated and significant climate events, including a massive flood in 2013, have changed the topography of the refuge,” Polis wrote to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. “It is critical to evaluate what impact the flood had on possible contamination from the adjoining Superfund site, centrally located within the refuge.”

But Polis, who is hoping to become Colorado’s next governor, stopped short of asking Zinke to stop the ceremony.

The refuge sits 16 miles northwest of Denver, and it surrounds a restricted parcel of land where plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs were manufactured for decades. The Environmental Protection Agency considers that fenced core a Superfund site, meaning it’s among the most contaminated places in the country. That’s not in dispute. Where the EPA and local environmental groups disagree is whether 5,000 acres surrounding that site are safe for people and animals. Plutonium particles, if inhaled or ingested, can cause cancer.


Read more: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/13/polis-constituents-rocky-flats-opening-delayed/

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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 10:18 PM

1. Delay it forever.

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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 11:15 PM

2. great. people can see glowing animals at night

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