Colorado Experience

Colorado's Cold War

Season 2 Episode 205 | 28m 4s

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.

Aired: 10/16/14

Rating: NR

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