Bill Cohen discusses the Lamm-Wirth Task Force, which was established in 1974 by newly-elected politicians Governor Dick Lamm and Congressman Timothy Wirth to explore alleged dangers at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant. Bill describes his role on the Task Force as attorney and representative for Tim Wirth, the conduct of the inquiry, and the recommendations that emerged by consensus from the Task Force. He also discusses media and public reaction to the report and his own conclusions regarding its effectiveness, including efforts to implement the recommendations and the ways in which the report may have changed public understanding about the plant and the tide of public opinion.
This interview is one of a series about the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant.
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