cloudy.png
Wednesday September 18th, 2019 6:11PM

Former nuclear site will open to public as wildlife refuge

By The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates to the public.

Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is scheduled to open Saturday after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open the refuge and then said they would.

The U.S. government made plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs at the site outside Denver. After a $7 billion cleanup, part of the land was turned over to the Interior Department for a refuge.

The opening has been in the works for months. But the plans were upended Friday when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he would keep the refuge closed until he could get more information about safety.

An hour later, the department said a review was complete and the refuge would open.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP National News, AP Business, AP Business - Corporate News
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Black female Democrats call for changes in party
At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in the primaries over established incumbents said it's time for a conversation about how the party is structured
12:28AM ( 4 minutes ago )
Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school
12:23AM ( 9 minutes ago )
Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes
Scientists who study climate change clearly see hand of humans in Florence, say a warmer world can expect more intense hurricanes
12:22AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Trump claims Hurricane Maria death toll rose 'like magic'
President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
11:14PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Pompeo blasts Kerry for Iran meetings
Former Secretary of State John Kerry has responded to President Donald Trump's criticism of his meeting with the Iranian foreign minister by telling the commander in chief he should instead focus on the special counsel's investigation
11:08PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight
Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight; rising inland flood threat
11:03PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines
Typhoon Mangkhut has slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast with ferocious winds and blinding rain that ripped off tin roof sheets and knocked out power
9:56PM ( 2 hours ago )
Japanese supply run to space station delayed again
A Japanese supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed again
8:39PM ( 3 hours ago )
Serena Williams talks fashion, not fouls at Las Vegas event
Tennis star Serena Williams talked about her fashion business, not tennis fouls during an appearance before a business convention in Las Vegas
8:23PM ( 4 hours ago )
AP Business
Met Opera to start Sunday performances in 2019-20
The Metropolitan Opera in New York City will start regular Sunday afternoon performances for the first time in its century-plus history during the 2019-20 season
5:32PM ( 6 hours ago )
Libertarian Senate candidate discloses cannabis investments
U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico is disclosing personal financial interests in the cannabis sector
4:33PM ( 7 hours ago )
US stock indexes turn lower on renewed trade concerns
US stocks are giving up an early gain and turning slightly lower after Bloomberg News reported that President Donald Trump wants to go ahead with new tariffs on imports from China.
2:45PM ( 9 hours ago )
AP Business - Corporate News
Black female Democrats call for changes in party
At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in the primaries over established incumbents said it's time for a conversation about how the party is structured
12:28AM ( 4 minutes ago )
Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school
12:24AM ( 7 minutes ago )
Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes
Scientists who study climate change clearly see hand of humans in Florence, say a warmer world can expect more intense hurricanes
12:22AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Manafort plea deal begs key question: What does he know?
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to two federal crimes after cutting a deal with prosecutors and agreeing to cooperate with the special counsel's Russia probe
12:07AM ( 25 minutes ago )
Buehler, Dodgers blank Cards to draw even in wild-card race
Rookie Walker Buehler allowed two hits in eight innings, Yasiel Puig homered twice and the Los Angeles Dodgers drew even with the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL wild-card race with a 3-0 victory
11:53PM ( 39 minutes ago )