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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.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
Half-Life of Memory: Unforgetting the ‘American Chernobyl’
By Chris Roberts • 07/27/19 9:00am

Quote:Ponder this scenario: A government builds a vital nuclear facility a short drive away from a major population center. Via an admixture of ignorance, negligence and—possibly above all—an imperative to win now and worry about the costs later, this nuclear facility releases a significant amount of potentially deadly radioactivity into the environment. Land and water are poisoned. Livestock and people are mutated. Some develop tumors and cancers. Some die.

Throughout it all—and despite clear signs that something is very wrong—the public is kept ignorant, deliberately. In the interest of national security, the government never informs the surrounding population—not of the facility’s construction, nor its existence, nor the mortal threat drifting downwind into apartment blocks and farms—until many years later, when the secret is too obvious to conceal.  

Even when making its admissions, in order to downplay the abuses and cover up what it can, the government chooses to continue to lie, telling the citizenry that if there is something afoot at the top-secret compound—and there isn’t—there is nothing to worry about. All is well. Everyone is safe. This official line is adhered to even as workers at the nuclear facility begin to fall ill and die.  

Remember when they told us that radioactive contamination was safe.  The lying has never stopped.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."

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