About Us

Rocky Flats Downwinders is a community organization founded in 2015 advocating on behalf of those impacted by living downwind from the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. The organization came together through common concern about the high rate of illness suffered by former residents in the Arvada, Broomfield, Thornton and surrounding areas.

We reached out to local universities for assistance in 2015 to create a health survey and we are now working with Metropolitan State University’s Integrative Health Program to distribute such a survey which will be available May 17, 2016. A working group comprised of professors from three of Colorado’s top universities, MSU Denver, Colorado State University, and University of Colorado at Boulder as well as health care professionals, members of the scientific community and local community groups have provided advice on the survey design.