Professor Harvey Nichols got involved with Rocky Flats in 1975, when he began tracking pollen drifts around the site, and testing for airborne transport of radioactive material. In this recording he discusses the health hazards implicated by his research, and he criticizes the inadequate response from state officials. Nichols was thrust into the limelight after the 1989 FBI raid, and he talks about being monitored by the government throughout his subsequent years. He concludes the interview by proposing that medical research on tumors is necessary to understand the health legacy of Rocky Flats contamination.
The audio quality of this interview is sometimes challenging.
Rocky Flats, Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, Rocky Flats air monitoring,
Rocky Flats radioactive matter, Rocky Flats health hazards,
Rocky Flats health problems,
Listen to CD and view transcript at Carnegie Branch Library.