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Rocky Flats Lawsuit Settlement
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$375M settlement reached in homeowner lawsuit against Rocky Flats 

"In court papers filed Wednesday, the lawsuit was described as “quite possibly the largest docket of any District of Colorado case to date.” 

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/05/19/375...ign=buffer
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#2
Tax payer money, since the DOE is expected to pony up, not Rockwell. Rockwell pays $18.5 million in fines leaving DOE to pay the $375 million settlement. It only took 26 years to settle, might be because they want to put a new highway thru Rocky Flats but are afraid of stirring up the dust.
"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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#3
Classic example of one nuclear mo: taking full advantage of others.
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#4
A little local news, last night tv news ran a special on Rocky Flats.  This infomercial was telling people that the new housing development bordering RF was safe to live in.  

"We scanned the entire area with Geiger counters and could find no plutonium.  We sent a couple samples to the state for further testing that showed no plutonium.  Disregard the protesters needlessly worrying and causing people to fear radioactive contamination.  Take our word for its safety and move in."  

Authorities are also looking at relocating prairie dogs to the RF wildlife preserve but are concerned that prairie dogs might burrow underground and relocate contamination to the surface.  

Sad that people don't really understand the risks and will move into that affordable housing.
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#5
That's awful... an infomercial encouraging people to live there... why did I think it was going to be an investigate report?! Maybe the next in the series will be more balanced.

Here is CBS4's print and video report:

10 July Building A Community In Colorado’s Nuclear Shadow
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/07/10/ro...-candelas/

Wow. CBS Local (Denver) really painted the story in favor of filling the development with new homeowners. Some powerful stakeholders involved. Really didn't like the way they called out contrarians in such a negative light. They really set the stage for shoving out the naysayers.
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Compare CBS Local 3 day exploration/report to [Rocketdyne] LA's Nuclear Secret http://caferadlab.com/thread-2039.html NBC4 I Team One Year Investigation.
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Thanks for grabbing that link, I was just trying to grab one too.
http://denver.cbslocal.com/guide/rocky-f...ar-shadow/
Another episode tonight, just saw an ad while eating lunch.  Why let prime real estate go to the dogs.  The military is big in this state, total control.  Any rebuttal will downplayed, but I'll be watching.  So many contaminated areas.  I read that the military conducted DU munitions testing just south of Colorado Springs and didn't tell anyone for years.  Maybe that's why the Springs gets higher rad readings than Denver.  This little bit was within legal limits and so was that little bit.  California, isn't that where they have a park you have to sign a release form to enter.  St Louis with a buried mess in the bend of the river, perfectly safe runoff.  Wait till they build the Hanford Arms Apartments overlooking the Columbia river.
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Good point bout the military... I wondered about that older man they interviewed who was eager to go hiking in the nature reserve when they open it... he seemed like he came from a mil experience.

So much they've kept secret / swept under the rug...
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The military glove covers the hand of nuclear energy.  I did my stint in the military.  What I saw, I won't talk about.  Military needs are why we have 'atoms for peace' nuclear energy creating 'affordable' bomb material.  The people have been lied to for seventy years and the lying continues with the 'it's all safe radiation' story.  Consider the lack of true knowledge the concerned citizen had that went looking for plutonium, an alpha emitter, with a Geiger counter that measures Gamma in accessing his risk.  He sent three samples in for unspecified testing that found no plutonium.  A foot away from where he scooped his sample could have been a tiny clump of man-made radioactive plutonium hiding in the dirt.  Our methods of testing are so flawed that I have zero confidence in their results.  Say they actually found an itty bitty little speck, they would say that's not Rocky Flats plutonium, it came from 60's bomb testing fallout or Fukushima, our attempts at cleanup are still a success as we have covered up most of it and diluted the rest to make it difficult to detect.  A certain amount of our natural background radiation now contains new man-made radioactive elements.  They don't want us to know how bad that is.  Land in the foothills usually gets the mansions not the affordable housing and it would have been cheap being so close to Rocky Flats.  Expecting the truth from those seeking profits?  I wouldn't buy that house.
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The episode tonight had some of the neighbors of RF relate their health problems and rare cancer clusters to their exposure to plutonium contamination in the area. Local activist group, Rocky Mountain Downwinders, want to track these disease clusters claiming the cleanup may not be as safe as authorities claim. Wants thyroid cancer added to the investigation criteria. State Health Dept, claim no health effects in their studies.
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#11
Part II: Rocky Flats: Colorado’s Nuclear Shadow denver.cbslocal.com/guide/rocky-flats-colorados-nuclear-shadow/
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#12
Refuge Would Allow Visitors On Rocky Flats Site, But ‘Donut Hole’ To Remain Restricted
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/07/12/re...estricted/

Wonder why they called it the Donut Hole?
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as for the safety of site: "we rely on the experts... US EPA, US Department of Energy..." as if they've been diligent, forthcoming and reliable...
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