Colorado's Cold War

In 1951 the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission announced the construction of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in Arvada. The facility manufactured the plutonium “trigger” used in every nuclear weapon created in the United States. For the next several decades, Rocky Flats was a major stimulus to the local economy, but also a source of increasing controversy.

Colorado Broadcaster’s Association 2014 winner: Best Public Affairs Program- "Colorado Experience: Colorado's Cold War"

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