Rocky Flats: A Personal Story, A Community Story Lecture

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From 1952 to 1992, the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver produced more than 70,000 plutonium pits for nuclear bombs.  Local residents and plant workers were kept in the dark about radioactive contamination of the air, water, and soil until the Department of Energy conceded that Rocky Flats was the most contaminated site in the country.  Join Dr. Kristen Iversen of the University of Memphis as she shares her story of growing up near Rocky Flats, working at the installation, and the ten-year process of researching and writing her book Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats.