Thursday, December 08, 2005

Former Nuclear Site Becoming a Wildlife Refuge

A nuclear weapons plant near Denver, Colorado, will become a national wildlife refuge once its cleanup is completed. The Rocky Flats plant was closed in 1991 after a series of problems; the cleanup so far has taken ten years and $7 million to complete. The Energy Department claims that the process is finished, but the site still requires inspections to prove that it is safe. The new wildlife refuge will have a mix of grasslands and wetlands.