Federal court hears lawsuit over proposed trail at Rocky Flats March 6, 2024

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Physicians for Social Responsibility and “watchdog” groups from communities near Rocky Flats filed the lawsuit. The plaintiffs claim that walkers, bikers, and people in nearby communities would risk exposure to highly radioactive “hot spots” of cancer-causing plutonium that were never cleaned up.

They also say the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have failed to consider evidence of serious public health dangers and haven’t considered alternative locations for the trail. 

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