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Update Regarding Rocky Flats Hot Particle Study

for immediate release, Thursday, April 9, 2020 NEW RESEARCH FINDS PLUTONIUM “HOT PARTICLES” ARE “PERVASIVE” IN SOIL NEAR FORMER ROCKY FLATS NUCLEAR SITE INCREASING RISK OF RADIOACTIVE EXPOSURE FROM INHALATION; ACTIVISTS SEEK PARKWAY PROJECT HALT TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH for further information: Dr. Michael Ketterer Michael.ketterer@nau.edu Christopher Allred (303) 444-6981 Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773 A new analysis of soil from near the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant has documented widespread contamination by “hot particles” of plutonium. The research by Michael E. Ketterer and Scott C. Szechenyi from Northern Arizona University (NAU) concluded, “These particles are found t