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.
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.
**2019 Health Study UPDATE**
A New Community Health Survey is in the design stages & set to open this year. We are continuously contacted by people who believe their rare cancer or illness may be due to Rocky Flats contamination. We MUST formally document the health problems Rocky Flats Downwinders.
Dr. Mark Johnson, Head of Jefferson County Health Department wants 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
In 2015, 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.
Keep Rocky Flats Closed Forever. Contact Colorado members of Congress and tell them to Keep Rocky Flats Closed.