In April 2020, Judy Padilla, former Rocky Flats worker, and Terrie Barrie, Founding Member of the Alliance of Nuclear Worker Advocacy Groups and wife of a sick Rocky Flats worker, filed a petition to expand the class of workers covered under the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC). Members of a SEC receive automatic compensation under the […]
Rocky Flats plutonium in offsite soils. On February 24, 1970 The Colorado Committee for Environmental Information, Subcommittee on Rocky Flats publicized its report “Plutonium Contamination in the Denver Area.” In late August 1969, following the Mother’s Day 1969 fire at Rocky Flats, Drs. Edward Martell and S.E. Poet of the National Center for Atmospheric Research […]
Rockwell sues government in Rocky Flats dispute on September 21, 1989. In its press release Rockwell sued the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to seek judicial determination of the government’s and Rockwell’s obligation under the company’s contract to manage DOE’s Rocky Flats Plant, near Golden, Colorado. “In its complaint, the Company […]
On September 9, 1992 Congressman Howard Wolpe, Chairman, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight for the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent a warning letter to Jon Lipsky regarding possible prosecution for Contempt of Congress regarding the Prosecution of the Rocky Flats Site. Congressman Wolpe reminded Mr. Lipsky that “you are the subpoenaed witness, not […]
On August 1, 1989 United States District Court Judge Sherman G. Finesilver, Chief Judge, District of Colorado provided the following linked information to the newly empaneled Special Grand Jury 89-2.
On June 14, 1989 a second Search Warrant was obtained at Rocky Flats, case number 89-753M. The cover page is presented as the first Search Warrant on June 6, 1989 contains the utilized Affidavit.
On October 23, 2001 Abel Lopez, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), responded to Caron Balkany’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Ms. Balkany “requested a copy of the 1989 Assessment of Environmental Conditions conducted by the DOE Special Assignment Environmental Team, but only the portions relating to M&O, Safety, and Legal.” The DOE responsive document […]
Edward S.G. Dennis, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, January 31, 1989 memorandum to Donald A. Carr, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Land & Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice regarding briefing on Operation Desert Glow (Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant).
On January 10, 1989 Martin C. Carlson, Senior Legal Advisor, US Department of Justice, debriefing memo to Lawrence Lippe, Chief General Litigation and Legal Advice Section, Criminal Division. Memo memorialized “unresolved concerns” and “practical considerations.”