ACTION ALERT: Stop $2.5 million for the Jefferson Parkway at Broomfield City Council 4/23/19
When: Tuesday April 23rd, 6:00pm
Where: George Di Ciero City and County Building 1 DesCombes Drive Broomfield, CO 80020
Email the Broomfield City Council at: email@example.com
JPPHA is asking Broomfield for $2.5 million to help fund the Jefferson Parkway. Broomfield City Council will be hearing from CDPHE and having a discussion about whether to approve this in their budget at the meeting on 4/23/19. The vote has been delayed for a future meeting. Please make public comment to not provide any more funding to the Jefferson Parkway project.
Studies over recent decades have shown plutonium at more than 100x background radiation along Indiana St. (Additional info)
The half-life of plutonium is 24,110 years.
There is pending litigation on 3 lawsuits regarding contamination at Rocky Flats (more information available on rockyflatsambushedgrandjury.com).
Local legislators, local school boards, and community groups from around the nation oppose public recreation at Rocky Flats (link to sign on letter)
7 local school districts made a commitment to not allow field trips to Rocky Flats. This includes BVSD, SVVSD, Adams 12, Adams 14, Jeffco Public Schools, and Denver Public Schools.
In 2016 property owners in the Cook V. Rockwell case received a settlement of $375 million due to contamination from the Rocky Flats Plant. The jury found that “plutonium will continue to be present on the class properties indefinitely” (link to jury verdict form).
The Jefferson Parkway would not complete the beltway around Denver. There would still be a number of stoplights and road transfers.
This map shows the proposed route of the Jefferson Parkway along Indiana St. compared with plutonium contamination outlined on the Krey Hardy Map.