Thursday, July 11, 2013

From Toxic "Dew of Death" to Wildlife Refuge

There will be a public meeting on future plans for Rocky Mountain Arsenal Refuge on July 30, at Central Park Recreation Center.  The Center is at 9651 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  The meeting runs from 5:30 to 7:30.  Arsenal staff will make a presentation (1/2 hour), followed by audience feedback.

Here is the official government notice:

Toxic fluid leads to shutdown of refuge

November 04, 2007|From the Associated Press
COMMERCE CITY, COLO. — The discovery of a toxic material called "the dew of death" at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge has forced closure of the refuge and the cancellation of four wildlife, nature and photo programs this weekend.
Sherry James, a park ranger, told the Rocky Mountain News that about 150 people had been expected to take part.
The refuge was closed Wednesday after a blistering chemical weapon developed and produced during both world wars, called Lewsite, was found in a restricted area near the refuge. State officials said it could be a week to months before the refuge reopens while the area is examined.


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