Skaggs, David

Skaggs, David
Skaggs, David, 1943-, interviewee; Ciarlo, Dorothy D., interviewer;
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People: David Skaggs (former Democratic Congressman representing Second Congressional District of Colorado), Tim Wirth, Mike Norton (U.S. Justice Dept. attorney who convened the Grand Jury, also Republican candidate for Congress in 1986)


Places: Boulder, Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant


Topics:  early background, Vietnam War in the Marines, Rocky Flats worker health and safety issues, Lamm-Wirth Task Force on Rocky Flats, work as state legislator from Boulder 1981-86, work as federal Congressman 1986-98, representing workers as well as larger community, Flouridized Bed incinerator proposal, FBI raid on Rocky Flats, “Bomb caucus” in U.S. Congress, views on Rocky Flats clean-up and WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Project), plant security, put together Security Review Panel, Rocky Flats Grand Jury and report, Skaggs’ call for closure of Rocky Flats, settlement between Rockwell and U.S. Department of Justice, discussion of need to be an “honest broker” in working with persons holding different points of view regarding Rocky Flats, current work since leaving Congress, discussion of nuclear weapons and his attitudes towards them.



Boulder (Colo.) History.
Rocky Flats plant (U.S.)
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