Rocky Flats Downwinders

DOWN-WIND-ER: A person living downwind of a nuclear test site, weapons plant or reactor, where the risk from fallout or radiation leaks is greatest.

Did you live within 10 miles of the Rocky Flats Plant between 1952-1992? If you were a resident of the areas circumscribed by the boundaries of Highway 128/120th Avenue on the north, I-25 on the east, I-70 on the south, and Highway 93 on the west (see map) between 1952 and 1992, we want to include you in the Metropolitan State University of Denver health survey. A health survey completed by residents can establish the need for medical monitoring. NO HEALTH SURVEY HAS EVER BEEN CONDUCTED BEFORE ON ROCKY FLATS RESIDENTS.


For the preliminary findings of the health survey, click here.

Health Survey

The Metropolitan State University’s Health survey is now available. Please click here to take the survey. For more information on the health survey, click here.

The Veterans Administration has recognized certain diseases as resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation.

  • Cancers of the thyroid, bile ducts bone, brain, breast, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver, lung, pancreas, pharynx, ovary, salivary gland, small intestine, stomach, urinary tract (kidney/renal, pelvis, urinary bladder, and urethra)
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphomass
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-malignant thyroid nodular disease
  • Parathyroid adenoma
  • Posterior subcapsular cataracts
  • Tumors of the brain and central nervous system
    Other health problems associated with radiation exposure include:
  • Heart problems
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • MS
  • Autism
  • Anxiety/Mental Health Illness etc.
To read our open letter to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment demanding action as a result of the preliminary findings of the health survey, click here.