U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Denver
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-22-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Denver
9 posts, read 92,717 times
Reputation: 21

Advertisements

I'm looking for a little feedback from everyone. We are in the process of househunting and have found a great house for us for the right price, however it is located about 4 miles from Rocky Flats. I know there has been some press about Rocky Flats and the proposed beltway lately and honestly there is so much contradicting information it is hard to know what to believe.

One source I came across http://faculty.psy.ohio-state.edu/peters/lab/pubs/publications/1998%20Flynn%20Peters%20et%20al%201998%20Rocky%20F lats%20407.pdf (broken link) was a study done in 1998 to see what sort of stigma is associated with Rocky Flats and if people would still consider buying a house 2-4 miles vs 4-6 miles and so on. The majority of people polled said they would not consider buying a house so close. I am concerned about moving into a neighborhood that could lose value.

I am also concerned about what sort of health hazards my family might be exposed to especially with all the construction going on near the former plant.

I guess what I want to know is if you personally would consider this a deterrent? The area would be a 15 year commitment while our young children go through their schooling. I don't want to make the wrong decision. Thoughts?

Last edited by yellow26; 03-22-2012 at 08:56 PM.. Reason: FYI, the house is located 4.5 miles southeast of Rocky Flats.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-22-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
14,037 posts, read 20,355,620 times
Reputation: 22788
Default Don't even think about living there

If you are so paranoid do not live there.
Put on your tinfoil hat and move to a "safer" location.

P.S. I presume the "yellow" in your monicker is short for "yellowcake".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-22-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
9 posts, read 92,717 times
Reputation: 21
Default I actually grew up in the neighborhood I'm considering

My top concern is if the dust from the new house construction and possible beltway will become so big an issue that the surrounding neighborhoods will lose value. I can't afford to be underwater on another house, I will already be renting our current house due to being underwater.

Maybe I should have created a poll. I don't want to know what you think I should do, I want to know if YOU would be deterred from buying in an area so close Rocky Flats.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-22-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
14,037 posts, read 20,355,620 times
Reputation: 22788
Default Pu-239 has a half-life of 24,000 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by yellow26 View Post
I want to know if YOU would be deterred from buying in an area so close Rocky Flats.
1. My daughter lives close to Rocky Flats and I have not told her to move.
2. I would never live close to Rocky Flats as I would not consider living outside the City & County of Denver. And, I do live downwind of the proposed beltway construction.

P.S. Plutonium is a beta emitter. Really nasty once inside your lungs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-22-2012, 08:50 PM
 
63 posts, read 62,081 times
Reputation: 72
4.5 miles SW is in lower Coal Creek/Blue Mtn area.
Prevailing winds are from the West.

When beltway construction starts and there is some bad press because
of "hot" dust, I would not want to own Real Estate EAST of Rocky Flats!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-22-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Denver
9 posts, read 92,717 times
Reputation: 21
Default Doah!

Don't know what I was thinking, I meant to say 4.5 miles southeast. Sorry!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2012, 04:28 AM
 
4,743 posts, read 3,730,959 times
Reputation: 2481
You know, you sound like you know what you don't want to do. I would avoid areas like this in the future, tell the realtor to stay away.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2012, 07:37 AM
 
1,571 posts, read 2,836,436 times
Reputation: 2013
I wouldn't live there. I don't trust the reports.

For example, I have a friend who lived near Three Mile Island while in school. Both he and his roommate developed thyroid cancer 15 years later. It has to be coincidence, as no radiation leaked, according to official reports. Right...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Denver
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top