People: Bob Nelson, Lt. Gov. Gail Schoettler, Nick Pazzuto, Al Hazle
Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant
Topics: work for the Colorado Department of Health as onsite representative at Rocky Flats, description of Rocky Flats physical plant in 1992, decommissioning of Rocky Flats, decommissioning of Buildig 776, integrated safety management approach of Kaiser-Hill, proposal for storing plutonium waste onsite rather than shipping it offsite, Department of Health monitoring of worker safety during decommissioing, rumor about buried contaminated equipment in Building 776, comments on cleanup levels of resdiual contamination allowed onsite (levels of contamination lower than 3-feet below the ground, possible future uses of Rocky Flats’ land and relative safety, setting standards for safe levels of radiation, effect of politics on cleanup, effect of citizen pressure to clean up Rocky Flats adequately, collaborative nature of working on Rocky Flats cleanup as a regulator), Plutonium Vulnerability Study, emergency response monitoring when plant was still operating, role of Rocky Flats during the Cold War, comments on CERCLA (the Superfund law).
DVD and transcript also available at Carnegie Branch Library.