Sunday, January 25, 2009

Disappearing Radiation - Part 1

State Representative Wesley McKinley is nothing if not persistent. Ever since he was the foreman of the Rocky Flats Grand Jury back in 1989, he has written and spoken out at every opportunity. Now that the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant has been renamed the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge, he continued his efforts on Wednesday (1/21/09) at a hearing on HB 1060, a bill he put forward to inform the potential visitors to the site of its history, by putting up a sign. Expert testimony was provided by, among others, Dr. LeRoy Moore, Ph.D., currently with the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. Dr. Moore, who has worked on this issue for the past 30 years, testified as to the continuing dangers of plutonium at the site. Read more on the issue here.


Spoiler: The bill was voted down 7-5, so this sign will not be posted. The site is currently closed (due to lack of funding) and no visitors are allowed. If and when it does open, will the visitors be informed of the potential dangers?



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