Rocky Flats

  • Plutonium

    Rocky Flats begins to use plutonium to build nuclear weapons triggers.
  • Plutonium Fire

    Released a small amount of radioactive plutonium comtamination.
  • Raid of Rocky Flats

    FBI and EPA raid Rocky Flats to investigate allegations of enviornmental crimes.
  • Governer signs Agreement

    Colorado Governer Roy Romer signs agreements with Department of Energy to fund state oversight of Rocky Flats Health and Enviornmental Studies.
  • Production Haults

    Rocky Flats stops weapon production.
  • Official Clean-Up of Contamination Begins

    Rocky Flats starts the clean-up process.