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Plutonium Test Results Stall Plan For Toll Road Near Rocky Flats

By The Associated Press and Colorado Public Radio Staff
September 3, 2019

Quote:Broomfield city officials are suspending their search for investors to help build the Jefferson Parkway after a soil test found elevated levels of plutonium in the highway's planned path.

State officials announced in August that a soil test found plutonium levels five times higher than the cleanup standard, but a second test found much lower levels. Officials were seeking more information on the results.

The contentious site remains a flashpoint with activists who have launched several lawsuits to unearth documents on the original investigation and to shut the preserve to human activity. Trails at the national wildlife refuge opened in September 2018.