Federal judge urged to halt construction of public trail near former Colorado nuke facility March 6, 2024

Courthouse News Service

Environmental and health advocates, led by Physicians for Social Responsibility, brought the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in January against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Federal Highway Administration. 

The plaintiffs claim the agencies ignored potential health concerns, such as increased rates of cancer, that would likely result from increased foot traffic in an area described as a “plutonium plume” by a former Fish and Wildlife refuge manager.

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