There are really good reasons why the old nuclear weapons production area at the heart of Rocky Flats is surround by a very tall fence and buried under tons of concrete: it is a dangerous place and will be for thousands of years.
Do a bit of your own research on the city of Pripyat in Ukraine.
Do a Google News search on 'Fukushima'.
Despite the herculean propaganda efforts by the federal government, Jefferson County government, and the City of Arvada government, there are reasonable and legitimate doubts and concerns over the thoroughness of the Rocky Flats atomic bomb factory clean-up ... or even if a 'clean-up' involving plutonium is ever feasible.
The just released health survey of folks who have lived near Rocky Flats shows that concerns over the safety of humans in areas adjacent and downwind of where plutonium was forged for bombs are reasonable if still inconclusive.
Of course, hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake for the governments and developers that have decided to build homes, schools, and stores right next to the 'wildlife refuge'. But consider that the City of Arvada had to make the area of Candelas (previously open grassland) an urban renewal district to spur development. What was/is the 'blight' of Candelas to warrant such a designation? Is this one of those questions that must not be officially answered because the 'blight' is plutonium contamination? Or consider that the city council of Arvada had to entice King Soopers with $2.5 million of tax subsidy in order to lure a grocery store to the area?
The insidiousness of radiation induced illnesses is that it can take a long time to manifest and it is difficult to trace its precise origin -- the politicians and government bureaucrats belittling concerns about Rocky Flats will be long gone before they can ever be held directly accountable for their decisions. But the new survey indicates that because of their decisions the health and future of residents may nonetheless be at risk.
For citizens, homeowners, and potential residents in and around Candelas this survey is another about what you have done or might do. Be aware, do research, be skeptical of those with millions of dollars of self-interest at stake, question the politicians and bureaucrats ... act accordingly and be safe.
Colorado Health Department to study thyroid cancer near Rocky Flats, after citizen concerns raised
Colorado Health Department acknowledges continued “questions and concerns” about former nuclear weapons plant
Denver Post - December 2, 2017
Rocky Flats Legacy Lives on With Studies of Area Health Problems, Property Values
Patricia Calhoun/Westword - November 18, 2016
Health issues higher for those who lived near Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, study finds
Fox31 - November 18, 2016
Rocky Flats health survey identifies areas of concern but isn’t conclusive
Denver Post - November 18, 2016