Wirth, Timothy E.

Wirth, Timothy E.
Wirth, Timothy E., interviewee; Ciarlo, Dorothy D., interviewer;
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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 James Watkins (Secretary of Department of Energy)


Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant


Topics: effect of 1970s politics on the country and on interviewee (Watergate, civil rights, environmental, anti-war, women, consumer movements), Colorado Republican redistricting of First and Second Congressional Districts in the mid-1970s, Lamm-Wirth Task Force (origin, purpose, funding, findings) Congressional hearings on nuclear weapons in the late 1970s, impact of nuclear weaponry, concept of nuclear winter, reaction to activists (protesters) at Rocky Flats, work with the Kelly brothers and the Steelworkers Union at Rocky Flats, health and security issues at Rocky Flats, MUF (Material Unaccounted For), problems with transportation system, security system in Building 371, design issues in Building 371, DOE’s unwillingness to release workers’ health records to Congress, proposal to build a new weapons facility at Rocky Flats and Wirth’s opposition to it, comments about Rocky Flats cleanup, current work with United Nations Foundation.



Wirth, Timothy E.
Antinuclear movement Colorado.
Labor unions Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons industry.
Nuclear weapons plants Health aspects Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons plants Security measures Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons Moral and ethical aspects.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
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