Newby, Ron


Title
Newby, Ron
Creator:
Newby, Ron (Ronald L.), 1937-, interviewee; Ciarlo, Dorothy D., interviewer;
Date Recorded:
1998
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Description:

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, where Ron Newby was manager of the Security Department

 

Subjects: Newby’s Q clearance; details of 1978 and 1979 protests and arrests; encirclement; the “Truth Force”; arrests; relationship with protesters; women in Security Department; preventing injuries during protests; guard union at Rocky Flats, brief strike; differences in Dow, Rockwell and EG&G as contractors, changing views of oversight, safety procedures, move from Internal Security Department to Wackenhut, a contractor for security; work in Safeguards Division; 1969 fire; lack of impact of working in high security on his family; assisting police in Boulder with CU demonstration; firearms training in security at Rocky Flats; securing nuclear materials after FBI raid; removal of radioactive waste from Rocky Flats, WIPP site; attitude towards nuclear production (need for “strength,” feelings about change in plant mission, ending production).

 

Subject:
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Demonstrations Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons plants Security measures Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History.
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH0945
Copyright:
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