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Security concerns at DOE"s Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility (GAO/RCED-85-83).

United States. General Accounting Office

Security concerns at DOE"s Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility (GAO/RCED-85-83).

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rockwell International. -- Rocky Flats Plant,
  • Nuclear weapons -- Government policy.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesGAO/RCED -- 85-83
    The Physical Object
    Pagination4 leaves ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22423176M

    Kristen Iversen is the author of Full Body Burden, a true story from a woman who grew up next to the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility in n is a seasoned speaker on the secret plant that was designated "the most contaminated site in America" by the Department of Energy and the consequences of prioritizing the bottom line over the public's health.   It’s despite the radioactive messes exposed at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility and at Los Alamos and other national nuclear laboratories most of .

    of the W Trident Warhead Program, the Rocky Flats production mission was terminated. In , the Secretary of Energy formally announced the end of nuclear production at Rocky Flats. And, in , nonnuclear production also came to a close at Rocky Flats as the last defense-related shipment was sent out. When production of nuclear weapons. Both a memoir and a brilliant work of investigative journalism, Full Body Burden is a detailed, shocking account of the government's sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats, and of local residents' vain search for justice. Kristen Iversen grew up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once.

    It is the early s. Kristen Iversen is enjoying a carefree childhood surrounded by desert and mountains. But just a few miles down the road, the US government decides to build a secret nuclear weapons facility at Rocky Flats. Kirsten and her siblings . — The Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge is set to open to the public in summer , but a group of critics is hoping that day never comes. Rocky Flats was a nuclear weapons production facility from.


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Security concerns at DOE"s Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility (GAO/RCED-85-83) by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Rocky Flats Plant was a U.S. manufacturing complex that produced nuclear weapons parts in the western United States, near Denver, Colorado. The facility's primary mission was the fabrication of plutonium pits, which were shipped to other facilities to be assembled into nuclear weapons.

Operated from tothe complex was under the control of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC Location: Jefferson County, Colorado. Rocky Flats, U.S. nuclear weapons plant near Denver, Colorado, that manufactured the plutonium detonators, or triggers, used in nuclear bombs from untilwhen production was halted amid an investigation of the plant’s operator, Rockwell International Corporation, for violations of environmental ll subsequently pleaded guilty to charges of illegally storing and disposing.

The Rocky Flats Plant was a former U.S. nuclear weapons production facility located about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Denver. Historical releases caused radioactive (plutonium, americium) contamination within and outside its boundaries.

The contamination primarily resulted from releases from the pad drum storage area – wind-blown plutonium that leaked from barrels of.

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain security concerns at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Production Facility, concentrating on four allegations: (1) a machine gun misfiring resulting in injuries; (2) a security guard's handgun discharging; (3) rifles being shoved into employees' stomachs during security exercises; and (4) a machine gun.

Rocky Flats Site in Colorado. This site is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

Site Information and History Info-square Book-open The former Rocky Flats Plant was part of the nationwide nuclear weapons complex that manufactured nuclear. Rocky Flats transition management United Steel Worker (USW) Local video donation under the leadership of Terrie Barrie, ANWAG, for public education: The following video was in the USW Local inventory, a video prepared for the U.S.

Department of Energy at the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, Golden, Colorado. The Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant () and the same site under the name of Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site () Safety Concerns are historically important public and vital Rocky Flats nuclear worker documents.

This book is a thrilling, devastating, and haunting look into the demise of one of the most beautiful areas on earth. A profoundly sad read about the greed, deception, and destruction surrounding Cold War era Rocky Flats nuclear production facility near Denver, CO.

I’m left with awe and a pit in my stomach of just how disgusting mankind can be. The Rocky Flats Plant had a long record of environmental blunders, aided by a Cold War-era government eager for more nuclear weapons at any cost. “Things were blatantly unsafe. There were blatant violations of procedure,” Jacque Brever, a nuclear technician at the plant, recalled for a book on Rocky Flats published in   The plant was subsequently razed.

(See former Bulletin editor Len Ackland’s book, Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West. That the US is not able to replace the pits has become a perennial point of anxiety for the US nuclear-weapon establishment and.

ROCKY FLATS History. For nearly 40 years, the Rocky Flats Plant was a key part of the Federal government's nationwide complex for nuclear weapons research, development, and production.

Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book provides a thorough history of the famous nuclear weapons production facility in Colorado known as the Rocky Flats Plant.

It includes events, starting in the s, leading to the creation of the. Get this from a library. Security concerns at DOE's Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Production Facility. [United States. General Accounting Office.].

Unlike most places that will eventually be subject to development, this particular area will remain protected. The land to the west of Indiana Street is the former site of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory.

From toRocky Flats produced triggers for nuclear weapons. Plutonium pits are critical components of every nuclear warhead, but nearly all the pits in the current U.S.

stockpile were produced from to at Colorado’s Rocky Flats facility. The Lessons of Nuclear Secrecy at Rocky Flats ; Reports The Lessons of Nuclear Secrecy at Rocky Flats. by David Albright and Kevin O'Neill. Aug Everyone in the Denver area should be relieved to learn that the general public experienced few health risks due to plutonium releases from the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons.

Rocky Flats halted plutonium bomb component production in and closed two years later because of safety concerns for workers and because the U.S. stopped making nuclear bombs when the Cold War. The idea of living in Colorado’s nuclear shadow made David Wood uneasy. The longtime Colorado resident remembered Rocky Flats when it was a nuclear weapons facility.

Rocky Flats, outside Denver, Colorado, was a major weapons production facility during the Cold War where the plutonium parts for nuclear weapons were milled and fabricated. Tens of tons of plutonium as well as uranium are stored at Rocky Flats.

security. There was significant pressure on all of the U.S. nuclear weapons production facilities to fulfill the nation’s requirements for the production of nuclear weapons.

It was a national security priority of the first order. There have been millions and millions of pages of documents generated about Rocky Flats.

are insistent that the closure of Rocky Flats will not take one day longer or cost one dollar more than is necessary to do the job safely. Inthe Secretary of Energy announced that the site’s nuclear weapons production mission was officially over.

With Rocky Flats’ production of nuclear weapons components ended, the site’s.Security Concerns at DOE's Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Production Facility () Nuclear Security: DOE's Reinvestigation of Employees Has Not Been Timely () Major Weaknesses in .Pit designs Christy pits.

The pits of the first nuclear weapons were solid, with an urchin neutron initiator in their center. The Gadget and Fat Man used pits made of kg of solid hot pressed plutonium-gallium alloy (at °C and MPa in steel dies — °F psi) half-spheres of cm ( inch) diameter, with a cm (1 inch) internal cavity for the initiator.