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Old 05-10-2016, 04:16 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Not to hijack, but what areas are considered "downwind" of Rocky Flats, other than Candelas?
Mainly southeast of the plant

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioa...ky_Flats_Plant
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:18 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default We are all going to die

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Not to hijack, but what areas are considered "downwind" of Rocky Flats
Denver, the entire City & County.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Denver, the entire City & County.

Just lovely...
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:00 PM
 
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Are there times when you can smell the landfill just to the west?
Also, any discussion about the concerns for that area are welcome!

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I have some good friends that live in Leyden Rock. They love it. They don't smell the dump, but they do get blown trash a few times a year. Not bag fulls, just a few pieces.

It's been mentioned above, but what worries me about the neighborhood is that it's wedged between Rocky Flats, a dump, and a major highway.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I wouldn't live anywhere near that place. Rocky Flats was one of the most contaminated nuclear sites in the country. I know they "cleaned it up" but if you believe that well...good luck.
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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It is safe, it really is!

$375M settlement reached in homeowner lawsuit against Rocky Flats - The Denver Post
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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So those 15k residents affected by the Rocky Flats downfall get roughly a $25k settlement? Give it another 50 years from now, all the newborn babies will have birth defects. Born with 3 eyes, 11 fingers instead of two eyes, 10 fingers.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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So those 15k residents affected by the Rocky Flats downfall get roughly a $25k settlement? Give it another 50 years from now, all the newborn babies will have birth defects. Born with 3 eyes, 11 fingers instead of two eyes, 10 fingers.
A noble sacrifice in fighting the commies. We can make a bronze statue of a three-eyed, eleven-fingered kid to honor them.

Rocky Flats is a fine example of free enterprise rising to fight the commie threat using ingenuity and creativity to supply vital components that crafted the nuclear shield that protected America during the darkest hours.
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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To my knowledge you have to sign something in your contract stating you know you're buying on old Rocky Flats...
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Arvada
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I think much of the outcry about rocky flats is far fetched, but I do also believe there are concerns that should be taken seriously. From my understanding all water from rocky flats drains to a reservoir within the refuge and is continually monitored. It does not drain to drinking water. Also, if you look at the watershed boundaries, to the south the boundary runs more or less along the train tracks. Leyden rock is in a different watershed and Candelas is at the outer edges draining in. Plutonium is stable in soil and binds strongly to soil. Buried in soil it isn't a huge concern. The concern is when it is disturbed in soil and becomes airborn and breathed in. The current plan is to dig along the eastern edge of the refuge which could kick up any buried plutonium and this area is an area where high concentrations were measured. This map shows a dotted line along the proposed parkway route http://www.boulderblueline.org/wp-co...-alignment.png . So downwind and to the east of this area could be the most affected. I don't think it is wise to dig here and I will not buy a house east of here just in case they ever do move forward with the parkway. So in my opinion, living just south and south west of the refuge is less concerning than living in the communities that already exist to the east. I personally would stay away from living right next to the landfill because of the gases (even ones you can't smell), ideally if downwind at least a mile or two away. So for that area I think the western side of candelas and the north eastern part of leyden would be the best.

Also remember there is a large amount of uncertainties with how much and where plutonium was leaked and deposited in the area, so this does rightfully raise concerns but also provides an open book for people to cry doomsday.
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