Physicians, environmental groups sue Buttigieg, federal agencies in Rocky Flats case March 5, 2024

Augusta Free Press

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), PSR Colorado and four Colorado environmental organizations have taken a significant legal stand against the construction of an eight-mile recreational pathway in the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

The lawsuit challenges the project’s compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and focuses on the potential cancer risks associated with plutonium contamination in the area, which is the site of the Rocky Flats Plant, a former nuclear weapons production facility operational from 1952 to 1989. The plant left a legacy of radioactive pollution from plutonium, americium and uranium.

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