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Rockwell Sues Government in Rocky Flats Dispute

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 […]

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Jon Lipsky threatened with Contempt of Congress over Rocky Flats

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 […]

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U.S. Department of Energy ‘Tiger Team’ report at Rocky Flats August 1989.

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 […]

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US Department of Justice Briefing on Operation Desert Glow at Rocky Flats, January 31, 1989

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).

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Draft Search Warrant, Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility USDOJ debriefing memo January 10, 1989.

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.”

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1981 and 1984 Criminal Investigative Jurisdiction of the EPA determination by US Department of Justice

On January 16, 1981 U.S. Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti confirmed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) authority to investigate violations of the criminal prohibitions contained in enumerated statutes in the letter. On April 27, 1984 F. Henry Habicht, II, Assistant Attorney General, Land and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, letter to Courtney M. […]