Jefferson Parkway Update: VOTE DELAYED AGAIN - Stay Tuned for Updates, Vote and Public Hearing Possible in August
July 22, 2019
This map shows the proposed route of the Jefferson Parkway along Indiana St. compared with plutonium contamination outlined on the Krey Hardy Map. Click here for additional information from a paper written by Randy Stafford, member of the Jefferson Parkway Advisory Committee.
There were some pro-parkway/pro-development comments by citizens during open comment at the July 9th Broomfield City Council meeting. This is a public health issue that must not be overlooked by financial incentives of development. Although the official vote is delayed, we encourage anyone who is available to keep this issue in the public forum during open comment, 6:00pm at the July 23rd Broomfield City Council. Please stay tuned for updates regarding a vote and public hearing, possibly in August.
Thank you to the community for speaking out on this important public health issue. The Council is hearing us!
Studies over recent decades have shown plutonium at more than 100x background radiation along Indiana St.
The half-life of plutonium is 24,110 years.
There is pending litigation on 3 lawsuits regarding contamination at Rocky Flats (more information available on rockyflatsambushedgrandjury.com)
Local legislators, local school boards, and community groups from around the nation oppose public recreation at Rocky Flats.
7 local school districts made a commitment to not allow field trips to Rocky Flats. This includes BVSD, SVVSD, Adams 12, Adams 14, Jeffco Public Schools, and Denver Public Schools.
In 2016 property owners in the Cook V. Rockwell case received a settlement of $375 million due to contamination from the Rocky Flats Plant. The jury found that “plutonium will continue to be present on the class properties indefinitely”.
The Jefferson Parkway would not complete the beltway around Denver. There would still be a number of stoplights and road transfers.