Nuclear waste site being developed in Denver

July 24, 2009

Construction at Denver Federal Center stirs up poisons

Construction at Denver Federal Center stirs up poisons

Fox 31 KDVR.com:

It is home to Colorado’s only Nuclear reactor, radioactive waste was buried there, the groundwater is toxic, and the soil is contaminated with Arsenic, Uranium, Beryllium, Asbestos and explosives.

But the Denver Federal Center site won’t be fenced off for long. It will soon be heavily used be the public.

Follow the link to the full story.

The poisons, carcinogens, and radioactive materials being stirred up threaten the workers as well as community residents.

The radioactive waste… was buried on site for years. The explosives and other toxins date back to an ammunition plant that was built there in 1940’s. The asbestos was left behind when old buildings were demolished and buried on site.

And underneath it all, a plume of water contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical, TCE.

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