Collection: Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant

The Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, which operated for about 50 years beginning in the early 1950s, manufactured the plutonium pit that is the explosive detonator of a hydrogen bomb. This collection examines the history of the plant from many points of view. It contains more than 150 interviews with workers, managers, regulators, protestors, and people in the surrounding community.

Weaver, Jack Weaver – OH1517
Interview Date: 1999

This brief interview with Jack Weaver is a follow-up to one that took place in 1998 (OH1516). Conversation focuses on the possibility that Rocky Flats can be cleaned up, as promised, by the year 2006. Jack talks about his own … Continue reading

Wilson, David – OH0941
Interview Date: 1998

People: David Wilson (creator of KGNU four-part radio documentary history “Return to the Nuclear Crossroads”), Jonathan Schell (author of “Fate of the Earth” and “The Abolition”), Helen Caldicott, Daniel Ellsberg, Ellen Klaver, Steve Lipsky (FBI), Pam Solo, Ann Swift   … Continue reading

Wirth, Timothy E. – OH1398
Interview Date: 2006

People: Donald Brotzman (former Representative from Colorado Second Congressional District), Jim and Pat Kelly (union leaders at Rocky Flats), Carl Sagan and Steven Schneider (scientists who discussed the concept of nuclear winter), Bob Williams (former director of Rocky Flats), Admiral … Continue reading

Wolfson, Morey – OH1184
Interview Date: 2004

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant  

Woodard, Doug – OH1360
Interview Date: 2005

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant   Subjects: work at Rocky Flats beginning in 1982, first as a janitor, then as a chemical operator, and finally as an RCT (radiation control technician) for 22 years, including as part of the … Continue reading

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