2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 22 Jan 2005 22:01:13 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Rocky Flats
The Rocky Flats Horror Picture Show

Ex-FBI agent charges feds with radioactive coverup at Rocky Flats

By Amanda Griscom Little 
Grist Magazine
January 21, 2005

The plotline sounds as absurd as a made-for-TV movie: An FBI agent
exposes deadly contamination at an old nuclear-weapons plant, but the
federal government conceals the findings. Years later, Congress votes to
convert the tract into a wildlife refuge and open it to school field
trips and public recreation. The site becomes a poster child for
eco-friendly nuclear-waste disposal -- with a dangerous radioactive
secret lurking below the surface.

Fact, of course, can be stranger than fiction -- even bad
Sunday-night-on-CBS fiction -- and former FBI agent Jon Lipsky is one of
several insiders who say the above scenario is unfolding right beneath
Uncle Sam's nose.

In 1989, Lipsky led an FBI raid on the Rocky Flats nuclear-weapons plant
in Colorado after receiving reports that the plant posed a huge
public-health threat. His raid, which took place over 18 days and
involved more than 100 FBI and EPA officials, gave way to a nearly
three-year criminal investigation into widespread radioactive
contamination of the air, water, and soil at the 6,240-acre site and the
surrounding suburbs of nearby Denver.


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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