1. Kristen Iversen spent years in Europe looking for things to write about before realizing that biggest story she’d ever cover was in the backyard where she grew up. Iversen spent her childhood in Colorado close to the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory, playing in fields and swimming in lakes and streams that it now appears were contaminated with plutonium. 

Rocky Flats Nuclear Processing Plant (by joiseyboyy) View in High-Res

    Kristen Iversen spent years in Europe looking for things to write about before realizing that biggest story she’d ever cover was in the backyard where she grew up. Iversen spent her childhood in Colorado close to the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory, playing in fields and swimming in lakes and streams that it now appears were contaminated with plutonium.

    Rocky Flats Nuclear Processing Plant (by joiseyboyy)

  2. kristen iversen

    rocky flats

    environment

  1. The building got so hot that it started to melt the roof. The roof started to rise like a marshmallow bubble and if that roof had actually been breached, we would have had an accident of catastrophic effect, something along the lines of Chernobyl, in the Denver area and beyond.

    — In 1969, there was a fire at the Rocky Flats nuclear plant in Denver. It was the costliest industrial accident to ever occur in the United States.

  2. kristen iversen

    rocky flats

  1. steph-down-underer:

Colorado (Taken with instagram)

Tomorrow: Writer Kristen Iverson spent her childhood in the 1960s in Colorado near the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory, playing in fields and swimming in streams that it now appears were contaminated with plutonium. Tomorrow: we talk with Iverson about the decades-long environmental scandal involving nuclear contamination in and around Rocky Flats. View in High-Res

    steph-down-underer:

    Colorado (Taken with instagram)

    Tomorrow: Writer Kristen Iverson spent her childhood in the 1960s in Colorado near the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory, playing in fields and swimming in streams that it now appears were contaminated with plutonium. Tomorrow: we talk with Iverson about the decades-long environmental scandal involving nuclear contamination in and around Rocky Flats.

  2. kristen iverson

    rocky flats

    colorado