From: DONALD HUGHES <email@example.com> Subject: Re: query: historical aspects of rocky flats Date sent: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 12:21:46 -0700 (MST)
I am very interested in learning what Ken finds out about this subject. I would recommend for starters:
LeRoy Moore, Citizen's Guide to Rocky Flats, Boulder, Rocky Mountain Peace Center, 1992.
Colorado Council on Rocky Flats, The Handbook on Rocky Flats, Golden, The Council, 1993.
Also Mark Obmascik's column in the Denver Post, 3/2/96. I recommend Mark as one of the sharpest and most courageous journalists in the field of the environment. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org Here is a quotation from the column:
They were the worst toxic criminals in the history of Colorado.
In three reckless years, they committed five environmental felonies and five misdemeanors. They polluted the earth with plutonium and they contaminated water with industrial solvents, chromic acid, beryllium, mercury and human feces.
They stood before a federal judge in 1992 and pleaded guilty, guilty, guilty. They paid $18.5 million in fines, which at the time was the biggest hazardous-waste penalty in American history. They fled the state of Colorado with a corporate name that had become synonymous with greed, lawlessness and environmental destruction.
But last month, executives from Rockwell International, the disgraced former operator of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, asked political leaders for permission to do business once again in Colorado.
How did Colorado's politicians respond? They gave Rockwell $26.2 million in tax breaks and a fast-track pollution permit.
...The governor [Romer] personally helped rockwell break ground on Feb. 8 for a new $675 million semiconductor plant along Garden of the Gods road. Romer celebrated by noting that Rockwell offered "the kind of job creation and growth I most like to see."...
There is more.
The motto of the Denver Post is "'Tis a privilege to live in Colorado."
University of Denver
Date sent: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 11:03:19 -0600 From: email@example.com (Ken Silver) Subject: query: historical aspects of rocky flats
The Colorado Committee for Environmental Information was composed of scientists and citizens concerned about the potential health and environmental impacts of the Rocky Flats plant's plutonium emissions. They appear to have been formed in response to the May 1969 fire.
Is anybody aware of scholarship which documents this organization's key players, their issues and concerns, and their impact? Broader pieces on the public response to the May 1969 fire would also be of interest.
Boston University School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health
80 East Concord St., B3
Boston, MA 02118
Date sent: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 16:26:32 -0500 (EST) From: Maria Elaine Montoya <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Rocky Flats
I had a Master's Student at the University of Colorado, Lynn Vollan, who wrote a very good master's thesis on Rocky Flats. I think you would find in it some pertinent information. If you need more information about getting a copy you can e-mail me directly: email@example.com.
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