Rehder, Tim (Timothy) R.


Title
Rehder, Tim (Timothy) R.
Creator:
Rehder, Tim R., 1958-, interviewee; Ciarlo, Dorothy D., interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2006
Date digitized:
Length of interview:
Description:

People: Steve Tarleton (Colorado Department of Health), Hank Stovall (politician), Rill Richardson (Department of Energy Secretary)

Places: (contaminated Superfund site), Ramp Industries, Inc. (contaminated Superfund site), Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant

Topics: work as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulator in charge of Superfund cleanups (Denver Radium, Ramp Industries, Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant) from 1995 to 2003, Rocky Flats Cleanup Agreement (RFCA), division of regulatory responsibility between Colorado Health Dept. and EPA, cleanup of trenches at Rocky Flats, slow and inefficient pace of cleanup prior to Kaiser-Hill being put in charge, local government and activist concern that EPA was not cautious enough, soil cleanup levels, setting cleanup levels for realistic future use, plan to do controlled burns on the site, role of incentives in contract between Kaiser-Hill and DOE, importance of role of state and EPA regulators in getting good cleanup results, small remaining risks at Rocky Flats compared to other larger environmental problems, 903 pad cleanup, Wildlife refuge, Kaiser-Hill’s technological innovations for cleanup (glovebox disposal), shortcuts used in cleanup, disposal of radioactive waste, whimsical suggestion for Cold-War themed miniature golf course, comparison of Rocky Flats to other nuclear production sites.

 

 

Subject:
Rehder, Tim R., 1958-
Colorado. Dept. of Health.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Kaiser-Hill Company.
Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (U.S.)
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Hazardous waste site remediation Colorado Rocky Flats.
Radioactive waste sites Cleanup Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge (Colo.)
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH1399
Copyright:
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