August 10, 2018 / 8:47 PM / 9 months ago

Judge declines to halt Rocky Flats nature trails opening

A federal judge in Denver has rejected a bid by several environmental groups to stop the scheduled September 15 opening of public trails in a wildlife refuge surrounding the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant in Colorado.

U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer on Thursday was not convinced by the groups’ argument that irreparable harm would result if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opens the trails because of plutonium contamination in soils at the site.

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