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March 11th: Calling All Nuclear Guardians and Westminster Residents!



On Monday March 11th, the Westminster City Council will have a discussion regarding whether or not to continue their participation in the Rocky Mountain Greenway project. The Rocky Mountain Greenway is a proposed mountain biking trail, intended to encircle Rocky Flats, one of the most contaminated former nuclear weapons sites in the nation. Due to the public health risks, we are asking Westminster City Council to halt construction and withdraw from the Rocky Mountain Greenway.


Rocky Flats, which borders Boulder, Superior, Westminster, Arvada, Denver, and Golden, was once a nuclear weapons plant that produced 70,000 plutonium pits for nuclear bombs between 1952 and 1989. The site was shut down in 1989 after an FBI raid found severe environmental violations. To this day, the site remains heavily contaminated. Despite significant public health concerns, some local governments surrounding the former nuclear site are continuing to move forward with this proposal to develop a mountain biking trail encircling the most contaminated part of the site.


Due to public health concerns, the Town of Superior and Broomfield have already withdrawn from the project. Now we are asking Westminster City Council to join in solidarity.


This is why we are calling on members of the public to send a 1-click letter to Westminster City Council, and testify at the Westminster City Council meeting on Monday, March 11th at 7pm.


Information to join the meeting:


When: Monday March 11th at 7:00pm

Where:  Westminster City Hall Chambers (4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster, CO 80031

How to testify:  

  • Join in person to speak at public comment (5 minutes) To participate in person you will sign up when you arrive for the evening's meeting at City Hall. No advanced registration for in-person comment is required or permitted.

  • Submit written comments in advance via email to PublicComment@westminsterco.gov by 12 p.m. (noon) the day of the meeting.

  • Leave verbal comments in advance by calling 303-706-3111 by 12 p.m. (noon) the day of the meeting (5 minutes).





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