Pilcher, Jan V.


Title
Pilcher, Jan V.
Creator:
Pilcher, Jan V., 1947-, interviewee; Ciarlo, Dorothy D., interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2005
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People: Morey Wolfson, Pam Solo, Howard Holme, Joan Siemen, Joe Goldfield, Ed Martell, Robert Alvarez, Glynnis Smith, Bruce DeBoskey, LeRoy Moore, Jason Salzman

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant

Topics: growing up during the Cold War, seeing a nuclear weapons test, becoming a peace activist, activities with Rocky Flats Action Group, civil disobedience at Rocky Flats, volunteering with the American Friends Service Committee, slide show about Rocky Flats, organizing against fluidized bed incinerator and against construction of W-470 through Rocky Flats area (1987), Citizens Against Rocky Flats Contamination (CARFCA), proposed housing development near Rocky Flats, bringing information to the media, difficulties with certain activists, organizing around the Rocky Flats incineration issue, organization of group of Boulder scientists that critiqued Rocky Flats safety, lobbying at Colorado legislature, impact of activist work on family, FBI raid, work with Physicians for Social Responsibility, opposition to attempt to re-open Rocky Flats after the FBI raid, controversial town meeting attended by Rocky Flats workers, loss of jobs from plant closure, plutonium in the ductwork of Rocky Flats, discussion of the professional rewards and cost of doing activist work.

 

Subject:
Pilcher, Jan V., 1947-
Nuclear weapons plants Environmental aspects Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons plants Health aspects Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons Moral and ethical aspects.
Political activists Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH1375
Copyright:
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