Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Half-Life of Memory

This photo of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Development site was taken in 1991. Today, you can look at the same spot with Google Earth and all you will see are a few piles of dirt and some fences. It is now a "wildlife refuge".

The next photo shows a plutonium "button", material used in the production of nuclear triggers for our nation's arsenal of nuclear weapons. Not the sort of thing you want your kids to play with...

Anyone who lives in Boulder, Superior, or Arvada should read this article from the High Country News. There is a story at Rocky Flats that we need to remember.

This video at HCN is also worth watching.

Our neighborhood is located about a mile from this site. I sure hope the DOE is right and that none of that radioactive dust is blowing over my house in the 50-plus MPH winds we had today. Do you think I should be concerned?

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