Rocky Flats News & Candelas Stories

Welcome to Candelas Backyard Blog, providing news, information and contributions representing our community's support for Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, which will open to the public in 2018.

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Is Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Safe? The Science Says Yes - blog post image

Is Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Safe? The Science Says Yes

Long-time Denver newspaper columnist Vincent Carroll responds to the “fear-mongering obstructionism” of activists who are now suing the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to stop development of a new visitor center and trails at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

Caroll writes that we "can only marvel at their dismissal of the science that has been conducted at the site and the consensus among relevant government agencies – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – that the refuge is safe for visitors and wildlife employees."

Read the whole Denver Post column here.

Photograph by the Denver Post



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