In 1990 Iggy Litaor was hired by contractor EG&G to characterize the “actinides” (radioactive elements) in the Rocky Flats soil environment. In this interview Iggy describes the circumstances under which he was hired, the nature of his research, the remarkable events of May 17, 1995 – when significant runoff occurred, and data from his soil-monitoring system showed that actinides are not immobile – and the dramatic fallout surrounding his dismissal when Kaiser-Hill took over for EG&G in June of 1995. Iggy makes the point that plutonium migration is a fact at Rocky Flats and is an environmental and public-health concern. This interview is part of a series about the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant.
Listen to CD and view transcript at Carnegie Branch Library.