**This shirt has a back print**
The Rocky Flats Truth Force is a group of people who sat down on the railroad tracks at the Rocky Flats nuclear bomb plant in 1978 to stop the production of nuclear bombs. They blocked trains carrying nuclear materials. When a snowstorm dropped several feet of snow, they built a tepee on the tracks for shelter. They survived a big snowstorm. A high school student Marian Doub saw on tv that all of the protesters were arrested . She told her mother, Nancy Doub, she wanted to go sit on the tracks to continue the blockade. They hiked through the night to sit on the tracks and block the train. They were arrested together. People continued to block the train and get arrested for the next year. These and other protests led to the discovery that the plant was releasing toxic plutonium and solvents into the air and drinking water. Activists, whistle blower employees, and environmental and peace groups kept the protests and lawsuits going. Plutonium and toxic solvents were dumped into ponds and landfills. Barrels of plutonium mixed with oil rusted and spread plutonium down into the drinking water. The plant burned radioactive waste, releasing the toxic plutonium. Normal operations emitted radioactive particles through their exhaust fans. Continuing protests and lawsuits led to the plant being shutdown in 1992. The Rocky Flats area still needs to be cleaned up, as much of the plutonium and solvents were left underground.
Chuck David, was part of the Truth Force. He designed, and we printed this design 40 years ago during the protest. A month ago, he helped find the old screen and asked me to reprint it. You can buy it now for a limited time. Wear it in solidarity with the citizen shutdown of the Rocky Flats bomb plant.
Local groups are protesting the construction of a highway, the Jefferson Parkway, through the contaminated soil on the east side of the plant. The proposed highway location is below the hillside that had rusting, leaking barrels of plutonium contaminated oil. The highway construction would dig and bulldoze contaminated dirt, which would probably spread plutonium dust. The DOE did not clean up the plutonium below 6 feet underground. So there are plutonium laden pipes and walls that are just covered by 6 feet of dirt. Groups oppose the opening of the site as a wildlife refuge to visitors because much of it is still contaminated. Only one soil sample per 6.5 acres was tested for contamination. Groups also oppose the building of homes and offices next to the contaminated areas. Groups recently sued to release the grand jury trial details of the pollution at the plant. Groups stopped proposed fracking under Rocky Flats.
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Links to good groups
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, a coalition of groups
Nuclear Watch of New Mexico
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance
Savannah River Site Watch
Southwest Research and Information Center
Snake River Alliance
health risks from building Jefferson Parkway highway though the contaminated soil