Jefferson Parkway Update: Mark The Calendar for July 23rd, Public Hearing Likely to Occur - Stay Tuned for Updates

July 10, 2019

This map shows the proposed route of the Jefferson Parkway along Indiana St. compared with plutonium contamination outlined on the Krey Hardy Map. Click here for additional information from a paper written by Randy Stafford, member of the Jefferson Parkway Advisory Committee.

 

 

UPDATE:

 

Thank you to the community for speaking out on this important public health issue. The Council is hearing us!

 

The Broomfield City Council reviewed the Jefferson Parkway at their study session on 6/18/19. It was clear by the attendance at the meeting and emails to the Council that the vast majority of the community is opposed to the Jefferson Parkway project. Video from the study session is available at this link beginning at 2:43.

 

 

July 23rd, Broomfield City Council

  • When:  Tuesday July 23rd, 6:00pm

  • Where:  George Di Ciero City and County Building 1 DesCombes Drive Broomfield, CO 80020

  • JPPHA is asking Broomfield for $2.5 million to help fund the Jefferson Parkway. A vote and public hearing about the Jefferson Parkway could occur at this meeting.  Please stay tuned for the agenda to be posted online.

ACTION ALERT: Please make public comment to Broomfield City Council - thank them for hearing the community and taking the time to study this important public health issue. Encourage them to NOT provide any more funding to the Jefferson Parkway project.

 

If you're unavailable to attend the meeting please email the Broomfield City Council at: council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org

 

 

 

Important Points:

  • Studies over recent decades have shown plutonium at more than 100x background radiation along Indiana St. 

  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • The Jefferson Parkway would not complete the beltway around Denver. There would still be a number of stoplights and road transfers.

additional information at rockyflatsnuclearguardianship.org

 

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