Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Rocky Flats Plutonium Contamination Map

Via http://leroymoore.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/map-rf-contam/

Low-res scan of hard copy from a relatively recent civil case, map based on Krey-Hardy study, 1970.


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That’s a very large area.



Plutonium is forever
April 14, 2012, 05:00
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As far as we’re concerned…

From Leroy Moore’s blog: http://leroymoore.wordpress.com/plutonium-is-forever/

The late Edward Martell, NCAR radiochemist, pointed out as early as 1970 that the radioactivity from plutonium dust particles at Rocky Flats is “millions of times more intense than that from naturally occurring radioactive dust particles (uranium) of the same size. Minute amounts . . . are sufficient to cause cancer.”

Martell maintained that standards for permissible exposure to plutonium are at least 200 times too lenient. He called for the appointment of independent researchers to develop far more stringent standards. This has yet to happen. When in 1983 he heard that antinuclear activists planned to encircle Rocky Flats, he warned: No children or women of childbearing age should go near the place.

via Hot particles forever « LeRoyMoore's Blog.