Are you a Rocky Flats Downwinder?

 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.

Are you a Rocky Flats Downwinder?

The Rocky Flats Plant operated from 1952 until 1989 as part of the United States’ nationwide nuclear weapons complex. The Rocky Flats facility manufactured plutonium trigger mechanisms for nuclear weapons from various radioactive and hazardous materials. Manufacturing activities, accidental industrial fires and spills, support activities, and waste management practices contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water with hazardous chemicals and radioactive constituents.

 

 

Young Breast Cancer (under 45 years old) is RARE. 
Young Breast Cancer in Colorado is a 
a new facebook page set up by Brittany Kelley who, at only 35 years old was just diagnosed with triple negative, grade 3, IDC (one of the most difficult types of BC to treat) to better understand the rates of young breast cancer in Colorado. As of 9/19 she has heard from over 120 young women. She is mapping these occurrences (see map below). To submit information, please click here.  For the news story, click here. 

Team Rocky Flats Downwinders Racing for Brittany Kelley at the 2019

Cancer League of Colorado Racing for Research 

Summer 2019 RFD Newsletter

 **2019 Health Study UPDATE**

A New Community Health Survey is in the design stages & set to open this year with the help of Dr. Sasha Stiles of Physicians for Social Responsibility. We continue to be contacted by concerned citizens who believe their rare cancer or illness may be due to Rocky Flats contamination. We MUST formally document the health problems reported by Rocky Flats Downwinders.

Independent testing and so do we. Hear about his concerns here.

Rocky Flats Downwinders Meets with CDPHE’s new Executive Director, Jill Hunsaker Ryan joined by  Dr. Mark Johnson, head of Jefferson County Public Health Department, Dr. Sasha Stiles, Randy Stafford and Nick Hansen, Esq. (3/18/19)

The Public Health Risk of Disturbing the Soil Along Indiana Street
for Jefferson Parkway Construction by Randy Stafford, Member
Jefferson Parkway Advisory Committee.

WHAT DO THE STUDIES SAY? 

In November 2016, Metropolitan State University released Preliminary Results of its Health Survey of Rocky Flats Downwinders. Data pertaining to illness was geoplotted on a map of the survey area. Two sourced maps of contamination from the plant in the form of radiation and fires were overlaid on the geoplotted data to identify possible correlation between illness and radiation exposure in the area.iii The results are anecdotal, compelling, non-conclusive.

Sign-on Letter to USFWS and DOE to Halt Recreation at Rocky Flats

Keep Rocky Flats Closed Forever. Contact Colorado members of Congress and tell them to Keep Rocky Flats Closed.

We support Dr. Mark Johnson, Executive Director of Jefferson County Health Department.