ACTION ALERT Contact Congress: Keep Rocky Flats Closed
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) plans to open the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge for public recreation this summer.
It is an urgent matter of public health to keep Rocky Flats closed!
WE NEED YOU to contact Colorado Members of Congress and ask them to write a sign-on letter to USFWS and DOE Legacy Management opposing the opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is a former nuclear weapons production facility that created 70,000 plutonium pits. The facility was raided and shut down by the FBI in 1989 after many incidents that contaminated the local environment, including major fires in 1957 and 1969, 5,000 barrels of plutonium laden waste stored outdoors at the 903 area, and routine operations that released plutonium into the environment.
Plutonium still contaminates the land and NO AMOUNT OF PLUTONIUM IS SAFE FOR LIVING BEINGS. People living downwind from the site and former workers are already suffering the consequences from plutonium contamination in the form of rare cancers, kidney damage, and other illnesses. We must keep Rocky Flats closed to avoid further contaminating our beloved community and wildlife. For more information on the proposed Wildlife Refuge, the history of the site, and the threat to public health, click here.