Presentation and Response
“In the face of doubt, openness prevails." Moreover, the President instructed agencies that information should not be withheld merely because "public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears."
-President Obama, first day in office
Link to President Obama's statement on the Freedom of Information Act
Additional References for Study
“Rocky Flats Overview” 66-slide presentation by Scott
Surovchak, DOE/LM, presented at the April 6, 2015 meeting of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council (RFSC)
Rebuttal to Scott Surovchak’s – DOE/LM - Presentation of April 6, 2015 – Rocky Flats Stewardship Council
By: Anne Fenerty, M.S. and Jon Lipsky, M.A.S.
The April 6, 2015 presentation by Scott Surovchak, DOE-LM, before the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council (RFSC) and the public is the primary focus of the scheduled September 14, 2015 rebuttal by Anne Fenerty and Jon Lipsky. Our rebuttal includes the March 25, 2015 memo authored by David Abelson & Rik Getty and the “Rocky Flats History: Timeline of Key Events,” version 3.0 of December 2014. Jon Lipsky stated during the second Public Comment portion of the April 6, 2015 RFSC meeting that “some” of the information provided in Surovchak’s presentation “re-writes the history of Rocky Flats.”
Anne and Jon’s rebuttal will be evidenced-based, with citations in the public domain. The production era attributed to the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant entails many more historical facts than what were presented. Many key timeline events presented were not mentioned or marginalized to shed a more positive light on the U.S. Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies, its contract operators, and minimized human health and environmental hazards at or near the site, to include the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.