CREATORGlobalSecurity.org
TITLERocky Flats History
URLhttp://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/facility/rocky_flats-past....
HOMEPAGEhttp://www.globalsecurity.org/index.html
DATE PUBLISHED2000
DATE ACCESSED11 September 2017


Produced by an independent research group based in Alexandria, Virginia, this web page provides a thumbnail history of the operation and closure of the Rocky Flats Plant, a former nuclear bomb factory near Denver, Colorado, established in 1951. Focusing on the closure procedures instituted after 1994, the article mentions the many safety and structural deficiencies that plagued the facility and encumbered the closure process. It also briefly discusses the contractors involved and their roles, budgetary problems incurred, the challenges of radioactive storage, risk reduction activities, and the many changes to the closure procedure that occurred between 1995 and 1997. The page provides access to descriptions of the facilities, maps, pictures, and references related to Rocky Flats. The web page concludes its history in 1997, when the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management assumed responsibility for the site. The site officially achieved "closure" in 2005.



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